Indian Hindu Temple Ajgaivinath at Sultanganj
"Ajgaivinath Temple is the one of the famous Indian Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated in Sultanganj.It is believed that the deity of the temple is Swayambhu. Sultanganj is a town in Bhagalpur district and has a railway station of the same name."
Sultanganj is a place of great antiquity. It has been traditionally associated with Jahnu sage, whose ashram was a center of learning and culture. Muni Ashram Jahnu in the rock protruding into the bed of the Ganges. Now the site has Ajgaivinath Shiva temple, also known as Gaibinath Mahadeo. The story is that of the Ganges on their way to the ocean in the Muni hismeditation interrupted by the fever of its currents. The wise man swallowed the river in one stroke. Bhagiratha Muni intervened and once again let her out by making an incision in the thigh. That is why the Ganges also called Jahnavi.
Sultanganj traditionally been part of a large state Anga. On the Day of the Mahabharata, Karna, the brother of the sixth five Pandavas, ruled Anga. The capital of Anga was Champa. This Champanagar Champa is located three miles west of Bhagalpur. King Karna had castles at Champa (currently Champanagar) and Jahnugiri (modern Sultanganj). Currently Champanagar, Karna'' the castle site, is well known as Karnagarh. Karnagarh is practically part of the town of Bhagalpur.
The Temple Situated at Sultanganj in Bhagalpur District, Ajgaivinath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that the deity of the temple is Swayambhu. The temple is constructed on a rock and has a series of excellent rock sculptures and inscriptions. The sculpture dates back to the Pala period. The splashing waters of the Ganga sanctify the area.
Sultanganj has a station on the loop line of Eastern Railway which runs from Kolkata to Kiul. It is also served by the road connecting Bhagalpur with Monghyr and Patna.
The Murli Hill Sultanganj located on the banks of the Ganges, where one has to take a boat to visit the temple Ajgaivinath is also a place of antiquity. Contains an inscription Gupta and some Hindu and Buddhist images. There are large slabs of stone and other relics that show there were temples and on this hill. Now, Hill received a mosque on top, attributed to Muhammad Khilji Ikhtiyar, Bakhtiyar Khilji son.
"Janghera on the Fakeer's Rock on the Ganges" (at Sultanganj), a steel engraving by C.Stanfield and J. Sands, 1850's