Bhawar Nath TempleDirection
In the Shiv Lings established in the country and abroad, where Baba Baijnath Dham of Baba Vishwanatha of Kashi and the Baba Baijnath Dham of Devghar are considered special significance of Baba Pashupati Nath of Kathmandu, while the worship of Baba Bhavannath is very important for the people of Azamgarh. About the temple situated on the western end of the city, it is believed that Baba Bhananthnagar gives relief to his devotees by performing Darshan-worshiping. Perhaps this is the reason why any festival of Shiva worship is followed by the people of the city and the surrounding areas.
Mahashivaratri or the month of Sawan, here people do not forget to visit Baba once. Even the devotees going to Baba Dham from this region also perform Jalabhishek before leaving. It is said that the worship of Lord Shiva is not considered complete without coming here after performing Darshan-worship in all the pagolins established within the city limits. People believe that due to the name, salvation from any crisis results in liberation and Baba Bhanananath protects his devotees for the year.
It is also a great fair on the day of Shivratri and according to tradition, Shiva marriage is organized. There is daily traffic of devotees in the month of Savan, but on Monday there is a lot of crowd. All the four doors of the sanctum are filled with devotees and due to shortening the door, there is a need to find lines for hours. After fulfilling the blessings here, people also offer Kadahi to Baba and wish for happiness and prosperity throughout the year.There is no one to give detailed information about the establishment of this ancient Shiva temple, but the people around them believe that it puts a lot of light on its history.
It is said that hundreds of years ago there used to be an old saint named Bhannathnath and used to feed his cow here. In his time, a Shiva Ling was established here. On one side, his cow was grazing on one side and on the other side he used to meditate on Shiva sitting there. It is said that in the name of Baba who grazed the same cow, this place was named Bhananthnath. It is said about the establishment of the temple that the foundation of the temple was laid on October 4, 1951, which was completed after seven years on 13 December 1958.Now all the facilities are available for the devotees here. Overall, the glory of Baba is not limited to the city itself, but the people of the entire district are coming to take Baba’s blessings.
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport is Babatpur Airport, Varanasi. Azamgarh is about one hundred kilometers from Babatpur Airport. It takes almost three hours via road from the airports to reach Azamgarh.
Bhanwar Nath is about 10 Kilometers from Azamgarh Railway station.
Azamgarh is well connected by road with major cities like Varanasi, Lucknow and Gorakhpur