hoary Ajgaivinath temple houses a Swayambhu linga. It is built on a
rock and is adorned with marvelous sculptural pieces. The wall
panels are extremely superb and far surpass their counterparts found
elsewhere. The temple is washed by the holy waters of Ganga, and the
entire landscape is quite picturesque. It is one of three very
famous Siva temples of Bihar, the others being Basukinath near Dumka
and the last one Vaidyanath at Deogarh in Santal parganas. They
attract huge crowds regularly, and on annual festivals Shivaratri,
their number exceeds lakhs. It is a great pilgrim centre.
lies in Sultanganj, one of the advancing cities of Bhagalpur
district, and it is a railhead on the loopline of the Eastern
Railway running from Calcutta to Kuil.