Ajgaivinath Shiva temple

Sultanganj Shravani Mela 2013 : Shravani Mela is the most celebrated 30 day festival in sultanganj (Bihar) to Deoghar Badiyanath temples of Jharkhand. In 2013, Shravani Mela begins on July 23 and ends on August 20.

Current Event :
Mahashiv Ratri - 10 Mar 2013
Ram Navmi - 20 Apr 2013
Guru Purnima - 22 July 2013

Importance of Bol - Bam

Kanwarias GuidelineThe word Bam is a short name for Lords Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The letters BA came from Brahma and Vishnu and M came from Mahesh.

It is a long efficacious mantra (a hymn). When it is chanted during the way, it generates energy and enthusiasm amongst the kanwarias and gives them the psychological strength to carry on walking and succeed in covering the long distance from Sultanganj to Babadham.

According to the Skand Purana, those who complete the holy journey by reciting Bam-Bam obtain the virtues of Ashwamedha Yajna.According to the Puranas, the daemon king Ravana had brought the Ganges water from Haridwar and offered to Lord Shiva.

The word Bam is a short name for Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. It generates energy and excitement among kanwarias and gives them the psychological strength to keep walking and I cover the great distance of Sultanganj Babadham. The road to Babadham is very difficult to cross, is full of stones and kanwarias not wear shoes during this sacred journey. Babadham takes about three days to cover the 109 km walk Baba Baidyanath temple distance.They reciting Bol Bam Babadham on the road. Meaning of this word is "Say Shiva".

The Sultanganj kanwarias first bathe in the holy Ganga and the Ganges water in Kanwar. Arriving at the Ganges water offered Babadham Jyotirlingam - one of the twelve jyotirlingas "in India. People not only visit during the month Shrawan Babadham but also during the Shivaratri and Basant Panchami. People from foreign countries also visit Babadham other years.

In month of Shravan or wet season most the peoples exclude non veg,alcohol they even don’t cut hair and nails. TThey live like a Sadhu "The Saint of India" a full month.