In Buxar , Chitravan Rama killed Tadaka and to get rid of the sin of killing a woman, though she was a Demon, Lord Rama took bath in Baskar Theertha, also called Rama Rekha Ghat, on the banks of the river Ganges.
He also worshiped Lord Shiva here and Rama’s foot prints are found here.
Rama visited this place after His coronation to perform a Yagna and drew the outlines for the Yaga Shala.
As He used the tip of His arrow to draw the Lines, this place is called Rama Rekha Ghat.
This place is 118 km from Patna.
Well connected by train/Bus from Varanasi, Patna.
Vaisnava literature mentions Buxar by the names Siddhashram, Vedgarbhapuri, Karush, Tapovan, Chaitrath, and Vyaghra Sar.
The name is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit vyaghra and sar (tiger and pond).
Some relate this to the tiger-like face of Rishi Vedshira, the outcome of a curse placed upon him by the sage Durvasha. His tiger-like countenance was restored after Vedshira bathed in a holy tank, which became known as Vyaghrasar.
Buxar finds reference in Ramayana, Brahma Purana, Varah Purana and other ancient literature. During the pre-historic period, Buxar was the abode of eminent saints and the battlefield of Gods and demons while in modern history it was a combat zone against foreign invasions. Buxar has many historical sites and is famous as a town of temples.
Archaeological findings at Buxar have established a link of Buxar with ancient civilizations of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa.
The historic battle of Buxar was fought here in 1764. It heralded the establishment of the rule of the East India Company in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent.
Brahmeshwarnath Temple: The temple is a revered place in the region, which is also referred to as Baba Brahmeshwarnath Dham. Positioned on BuxarPatna road, the shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Devotees throng this temple in large numbers during the month of Shrawan.
Katkauli Ka Maidan : Situated on the outskirts of Buxar town on the main road to Patna, the historic Battle of Buxar was fought in Katkauli Ka Maidan in 1764. The battle broke out on 22 October 1764 and the site is considered as a signpost in the history of British colonial rule in India.
Sita Ram Upadhyaya Museum : Opened in 1979, this museum is one of the largest repositories in Buxar that house varieties of artifacts, rare stone sculptures, coins, articles of terracotta, etc.
Chausa : 10 km west of Buxar town, Chausa is associated with Chyavan Rishi. A historic battle was fought here in 1539 in which the Afghan King Sher Shah Suri vanquished Mughal Emperor Humayun.
Chausa hoard : At this site in Buxar, the first known bronze hoard was discovered in the Gangetic valley. The hoard was a set of 18 Jain bronze articles dating back to the period of Sungas and Guptas.
Buxar Fort : The magnificent Buxar Fort, built by King Rudra Deo in 1054, is situated on the bank of river Ganga in the town of Buxar. Also worth seeing are Rameshwarnath temple, Gauri Shankar temple, Nath Baba temple, Waman Ashram, Ramrekha Ghat, Navlakha temple, etc. Bihariji Temple : Bihariji Temple, one of the most revered places in the region, is located 15 km from Buxar town at Dumraon. Constructed in 1825 at the behest of the Maharaja of Dumraon estate, the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is also known as Bihari. Shehnai maestro Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan, a native of Dumraon, used to play Shehnai in this temple during his childhood.
Temples around Buxar.
1. Laxmi Narayan Mandir Ramanuj Kot , Temple
Buxar 0.81 K. M.
2. SHRI LANGDUBIR BABA KA MANDIR , Temple
Buxar 2.56 K.M.
3. SHRI DURGA MATA MANDIR Bharauli , Temple
Ahirauli,Buxar 3.53 K. M.
4. SARASWATI SHISHU MANDIR KOTWA NARAYANPUR , Temple
Buxar 4.40 K. M.
5.Jharkhande Baba ka Mandir , Temple
Kamarpur,Buxar 6.82 K. M.
6. RATNA DEV BABA MANDIR , Temple
Dalsagar,Buxar 7.87 K. M.
7. Lal bharti baba mandir , Temple
Sonbarsa,Buxar 8.66 K. M.
8. kali ma ka mandir , Temple
Buxar,Buxar,Buxar 8.74 K. M.
9. SHIV MANDIR HARDIAN RAI , Temple
Kamarpur,Buxar 9.16 K. M.
10. Kali maa ki Mandir , Temple
Kamarpur,Buxar 10.9 K. M.
11. Durga Ji Ka Mandir , Temple
Chausa,Buxar 12.2 K. M.
12. kali Mandir , Temple
Balihar,Simri,Buxar 14.5 K. M.
13. Shiv mandir of sikraul logical dhiru , Temple
Banarpur,Chausa,Buxar 14.8 K. M.
14. SIKRAUL MASJID LOGICAL DHIRU , Temple
Banarpur,Chausa,Buxar 15.0 K. M.
15. MAIN MANDIR OF SIKRAUL logical dhiru , Temple
Banarpur,Chausa,Buxar 15.0 K. M.
16. Shiv mandir , Temple
Simri,Simri,Buxar 16.0 K. M.
17. Shah Sb Masjid Takiya Muhalla , Temple
Dumraon,Dumraon,Buxar 17.7 K. M.
18. Bihari jee ka mandir , Temple
Dumraon,Dumraon,Buxar 18.2 K. M.