Places of Interest

Village Asauta: The village is said to have been established by Maharani Chandarjoti after she left Kharagpur. The Maharani built a Garh ( fort) and a tank at Asauta. She also built a mosque for her son. The ruins of the Garh and mosque still exist.

Village Banhara: The village is situated just west of Amarpur. According to local tradition, Shah Suja, who was the governor of Bengal and Bihar during the period of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, had his headquarter in the village.

Village Dumrama:The village is located at a distance of a 3 Kms from the block Headquarter at Amarpur, on the road to Bhagalpur. Remains of Stupas are believed to indicate the existence of Budhist Monasteries here in the remote past, According to the local tradition, the village was the seat of Khaetauri chiefs, the last of whom was king Debai who had built  fort in the villages surrounded by  moats.

Jesth Gour Math: The place is situated on the left bank of the river Chandan, 2 kms East of Amarpur  Banka Road it is considered to be a place of great religious importance for the Hindus. The Jesth Gour Sthan is a Shivatemple at the foot of a hillock on the western bank of river Chandan. On the top of the hillock which is known as Jesth Gour Pahar, there is a temple of Kali and also an ancient well. A large fair is held around the temple on the occasion of Shivratri.

Papharni: At the foot of the hill there is a tank called Papharni. From the vicinity of the tank three routes lead to the top of the hill. At the foot of the hill there are also a number of dilapidated, temples.In the middle of Papharni Tank, Mahavishnu, Mahalaxmi marvelous temple has been built. Several ruins of temples are present here. On the summit of the hill, two Jain Temples are situated. Large number of Jain Pilgrims come here to worship Lord Basupujya. It is believed that this place is Nirvan Bhumi of Basupujya. On the hill there many kunds(Small Tank). The depth of   the kund Akash Ganga and Sankh Kund in fine. Sita Kund among these is famous. Sinta Kund has been named after goddess Sita as she is believed to have taken bath here .

Lakshdeepa Temple: The ruins of the temple is even present in the foot of the hill. In the past 1 lakh deep ( Candle ) was used to light here. One candle ( Deep ) was brought from every house. The area was well Known as Balisha at that time.According to Balisha Purans this was “Sidh Peeth of Lord Shiva”. On the Top to the hill is a large temple. In this temple Lord Ram had himself established Lord Madhusudan.The present large temple was constructed during Jahangir Period.  A temple called Nath Temple is in the foot which guides to understands Nath Communitity. There is also a Vidyapeeth where people from distant places come to study. A large fair is held on 14th January every year for 10 days at Baunsi on the eve of Makar Sankranti.

Village Chutiya: The village is about 8 Kms away from the headquarters at Sambhuganj. There is a hill in the village containing a temple of Chuteshwar Nath. There is a large cave in the hill. Traces of marks left by chariot wheels of stones are said to indicate that a big battle was fought here in the remote past.

Village Gouripur: This is another village about 3 kms away from village Asauta in Sambhuganj Block. A Shiv temple constructed by Maharani Chandarjoti of Kharakpur lies in this village.

Village Indrabaran:  The village is situated at distance of Block headquarters at Katoriaya on Katoriya- Deoghar Road. It has rest houses (Dharmshalas) for pilgrims who travel on foot in large number from Sultangunj to Deoghar.

Village Lachhmipur: The village is situated about 29 kms South- East of Block headquaters at Katoria on the river Chandan. It is noted as the erstwhile seat of the Rajas Lachhimipur, ruins of whose forts still exist.

Village Rupsa: It is an ancient village in Rajoun Block, situated about 6 kms west of Bhagalpur Dumka Road on the eastern bank of the river Chandan. the village has ancient temples of goddesses Kali and Durga, where large fairs are held on the occasion of Kali Puja and Durga Puja.

Shravani Mela: In the month of Shravan (July -Aug ) Pilgrims (Kamaria) travel from Sultanganj to Deoghar on foot carrying Ganga Jal (water from the Ganga river) to offer on Lord Shiva. The Distance is 105 Kms of which 64 Kms lie under Banka District of three Blocks, Belhar, Katoria and Chandan. The Scene on the road is like a fair for one month.The whole administration becomes busy for the welfare  of Kamaria’s safety,  (Medical aid ) Traffic Police water supply sanitary and electricity etc. Government has provided Dharmshalas (Rest Houses) for Kamarias at different places during the whole Shravan month. Lakhs of pilgrims (Kamarias) go on foot by this way. Several non government help groups become active in the shravani mela to help the devotees.