Khudneshwar Asthan Morwa


Khudneshwar Asthan is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva located 17 kilometers southwest of the Samastipur district headquarters in the state of Bihar. As per the folktales prevailing in the region about the temple, in the 14th century the temple site was covered by dense forest and was used mainly for grazing cattle. Khudni, a muslim women often went there for grazing her cow. One day while returning home after grazing, she tried milking her cow but received no milk. This continued for several days. One day while grazing, the cow left her sight. She found the cow and was astonished to see her cow shedding milk at a particular spot. She ran to the village to relate her discovery. The local people cleared the ground and started digging, only to find a Lingam. After her death her remains were buried beside the Lingam. They erected a temple that they named “Khudneshwar Asthan” inherited from the name of the Muslim woman Khudni Biwi.

During the British Empire, Narhan estate built this temple in 1858 and appointed a priest as a caretaker. Devotees flock there year round, but especially during its annual festival of Maha Shivratri and in the month of Shravan, crowds emerge for darshana and worship. In 2008 Bihar Religious Trust Board provided financial assistance from the board and announced it to be developed for tourists to demonstrate Hindu-Muslim unity.

How to reach:
Ganga Pur ( 2 KM ) , Latbasepura ( 2 KM ) , Bathua Bujurg ( 3 KM ) , Chak Habib ( 3 KM ) , Bishwambhar Pur Aloth ( 4 KM ) are the nearby Villages to Morwa. Morwa is surrounded by Tajpur Block towards west , Samastipur Block towards East , Morwa Block towards South , Ujiarpur Block towards East.