Shri Vishnu Temple
Located in the middle of a mighty pond, this temple now hosts the 2nd largest Idol of Lord Vishnu in the world. The idol was made of Black Granite during the Gupta period. A part of the Idol was always visible since many years on the banks of the same pond where this temple is now built in. But after mistaking it as a simple black stone for years, it was unearthed finally in 1992 to be found that it was the second largest Idol standing 7.5 feet high made in the historic times ( The largest one being the Idol of Lord Venkateshwara, standing 9 feet high, in the Balaji Temple, Tirupati, AP.) The people of the nearby villages of Saamas, Kutub Chak, etc. are religiously involved in making a great temple with the help of the State Govt and other agencies.
Nearby cities: Barbigha, Biharsharif, Harnaut, Nalanda
Coordinates: 25°10’36″N 85°42’52″E
The idol is made of black granite and measures 7.5 feet in length and 3.5 feet in width. It belongs to the Pal period. Its four arms carry a “sankh (conch)”, a “chakra (discus)”, a “gada (club)” and a “padma (lotus)”.The idol has been installed in a makeshift temple on a sprawling 15-bigha campus of the tank. Samas village is located five km from Barbigha subdivision town and 25 km from Biharsharif. This village appears to be a great centre of iconography because a large number of idols have been recovered from here and its neighbouring regions in the recent years.
Vishnu Dham,Samas, Barbigha,Dist- Sheikhpura, Bihar, INDIA, PIN CODE-811101
Girihinda Pahar and Shiv Temple of Mahabharat aged, Jhakraj Shiv Temple, Girihinda, Sheikhpura, Bihar
Girihinda is situated 2 kms from Sheikhpura railway station and one and a half km off Eksari railway halt. It is very close to Budhauli Chowk where a big shopping complex exists.Transportation is available here. Ramadheen college is just 500 meters from here. District Board Dak Bangalow and Sub-divisional Hospital of Sheikhpura are located in this mohalla.
Coordinates: 25°8’21″N 85°51’47″E