Mandan Bharti Dham, Mahishi
“Where parrots and mynahs are deliberating in chaste Sanskrit whether Vedas are eternal (i.e. need no proof) or have to be proven with the help of other scriptures and disciples are singing the hymns, is the abode of Mandan Mishra.”
……….was the reply given to the great Shankara by a pitcher- woman when he inquired about the home of the great Indian philosopher of Mimansa, Pandit Mandan Mishra. Pt. Mishra was known to be a student of a mimansa scholar Kumarila Bhatta.
This holy place is situated in Mahishi Block of Saharsa district where the two stalwarts of Indian philosophy met together about twelve hundred years ago..
It is said that a religious discourse (Shastrarth) was held between the great Shankaracharya and the local great Mimansa scholar Mandan Mishra.
Bharti, wife of Mandan Mishra, who was also a great scholar, was named as Judge for the discourse.
How to Reach:
Saharsa does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Patna Airport, which is 201km away.
You can easily get regular trains to Saharsa from other major cities of the country. Railway Station(s): Saharsa Junction (SHC)
There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Saharsa Bus Stand. Mahishi is nearly 18 km west from Saharsa bus stand.