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Deo, Deo, Bihar, Dev, Deo Aurangabad (Bihar) is a town and a notified area in Aurangabad district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is the district's third-largest town in population after Aurangabad, and also the third-largest town in area. Deo is located 12 km away from the District Administration. Bihar is a land of sun temples probably because of legendary Mahabharata hero, Karn who was the king of Ang Pradesh, modern Bhagalpur in Bihar and a noted devotee of Sun god. It is also probably due to his influence has festival of Chhath is celebrated in this part of the country and notably in Bihar. Sun temple at the place called Deo (means god) in Aurangabad district in Bihar is famous for its antiquity, style and the crowd it pulls during Chhath festival during Oct-Nov every year.

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There are many sun temples in Bihar but this temple in Deo is unique as many stories are related to it and there is a huge Pond surrounding it to add to its attraction. During Chhath festival, it is just not possible to reach to the temple on any vehicle but on foot. In normal days, one can reach easily and worship as it is well connected to Aurangabad and just 15 kms away from a four-lane road. Even those interested in Nagar style of building construction can go and see this temple. Good place to visit.

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The nearest airport is at Gaya (57 km) - Druk Air flies from Bangkok once a week. Thai Airways flies to Gaya daily. Indian Airlines flies from Kolkata on Fridays at 10.00AM and Returns back on Mondays from Gaya at around 15.00 hrs. Air India fly from New Delhi via Varanassi everyday. Indigo also fly from New Delhi and after gaya arrived now dally taxi or bus arrived here.

Alternatively, you may take a flight to the Patna Airport (180 km away) and take a train or a taxi to Bodh Gaya as Patna has multiple daily direct flights to Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Bangkok can be used as a hub to change flight to Kolkata (There are many daily flights Bangkok-Kolkata-Bangkok) and Kolkata is connected to Patna By 4 or 5 Daily Flights. So for South East Asia the best suited connection is Via Bangkok-Kolkata-Patna. Patna Airport-Bodhgaya-Patna Airport Transfer is available by Punpun Trails (Local Travel Agent) around the year and can be booked online and after gaya arrived now dally taxi or bus arrived here.

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One may take a flight to the Patna Airport (180 km away) and take a train or a taxi to Bodh Gaya as Patna has multiple daily direct flights to Delhi, Kolkata , Mumbai, Pune , Bangalore, Lucknow and Hyderabad. The road is good now but narrow so the journey can be quite slow and dangerous. It takes roughly 3 hours from Patna to reach, on best way is to avoid the Deo market, as the roads are very narrow.

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The nearest Railway station is Anugraha Narayan Road railway station (19 km). From there you can take a bus or a three wheel taxi to Deo, Bihar. Three-wheel taxi price is extremely variable, depending on time of day, but should be between 80-120 Rs. You should bargain considerably, there is rarely a shortage of service.

The train from Patna (which as the nearest good size airport and railhead) to Anugraha Narayan Road railway station costs 50 rupees (as of January 2008). The express trains take about two hours. Best train travel from Calcutta is about 8 hours; from Delhi, about 15 hours (2nd class air con costs 1600 rupees; book upstairs at the gaya station then pay downstairs at window 29).

Train is also recommended.

By bus[edit]

There is a main road connecting Aurangabad and Bodhgaya (Gaya). The Bihar State Tourism Development Coporation (Tel: 0612-2225411) runs daily deluxe bus services to and from Deo. Buses for Varanasi to Deo, Deo to Patna, Kolkata, Gaya


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  • Deo Sun Temple - Deo Sun Temple is said that once Lord Vishwakarma was told to build temples in one night. And this very temple was built that night. But historically the Temple of deo, is believed to have been built by Bhairvendra Singh, a Chandravanshi king of Umga. The holy Sunland of deo is also the place of historical importance where tourist can find ruins of ancient forts mainly built in the era of the king Raja Jagannath Singh. His empire was the time when deo, bloomed into the great location. His main administration centre was located in “Kanchanpur” village, almost 3-4 kms south of Deo, the other place that is an attraction to the tourists are forests and the baba Siddhanath’s temple, located on the bodla peak near the village of Bara Khurd. The forest here have the well maintained greenery and in history, it was the place where the king and his ministers went for hunting.
  • Deo Fort - The Deo Fort belonged to sisodia vans of rajputs. The last king of Deo agganath, he had no sons. Chhoti rani took charge after his death and ruled up to 1947. [1]
  • Deo Mahotsav - Deo Surya Mahotsav organised by Bihar Government on state level from 1998 in Deo, Bihar in Aurangabad District. [2]

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