The Netular Maharani Temple is a unique temple located in the Sikandra block of Jamui district in Bihar. It is believed that by worshiping in this temple the devotees get rid of eye related ailments and they get the desired result.
There are many temples in the country, which have different beliefs. The Ma Netula Maharani Temple, located in the village of Kumar in the Sikandra block of Bihar’s Jamui district, is extremely famous for its faith. This temple is considered as the pride of Jamui. The distance from Jumai railway station and Lakshisarai to Maa Netula Maharani temple is about thirty kilometers. It is believed that the desired results are obtained by worshiping with devotion in this temple. This temple attracts a large number of eye patients all year round. After the wish is fulfilled, devotees offer gold or silver eye offerings in the temple.
According to legend, the king sacrificed the southern butterfly but did not call his daughter-in-law Lord Shankara. When Shani Zia’s wife and southern daughter Sati asked her father the reason, he insulted Shivaji. Sati who was the victim of this humiliation jumped into the pit of fire and gave her life. When Lord Shankara came to know about this, he started flirting with the dead body of Goddess Sati in three worlds. At the request of the gods, when Lord Vishnu broke Sati’s body from the Sudarshan Chakra, the whole creation became frustrated. People say that Sati fell on her back here. People also worship behind the mother here.
Special pujas are arranged every Tuesday and Saturday at the Netula Maharani Temple. There are lots of fans on this day. People here also want vows to have children. It is said that many childless couples have children due to their devotional worship in this temple. The nine incarnations of Mother Dugar are worshiped at the Netula Maharani Temple on Navratri. Thousands of devotees from West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand fasted and worshiped their mother in the temple premises for nine days. The villagers of Kumar village serve cleanliness and fasting.
The history of this temple is 2600 years old. According to the famous Jain scripture Kalpasutra, the twenty-fourth Tirthankara Lord Mahavira left his home at Kundalpur, after which he spent the first day at the Ma Netula temple under a rice tree. It was here that Lord Mahavira gave up his clothes. Hindus as well as Muslims come to the temple to take vows.
An 11-member committee has been formed to oversee the temple. The temple is also approved by the Religious Trust Board. Hardev Singh, executive chairman of the committee, said the temple was being maintained with the help of local people. Biswajit Pandey, the chief priest of the temple, said that mother’s make-up and aarti are done every morning and evening at the Netula Maharani temple. Mother’s court is decorated with flowers.