On a common
estimate near about three lakhs of pilgrims visit the temple every year. The amenities for
a place visited by lakhs of people are, however, poor. There is a dharmashala,which can
accommodate only about 100 persons. At the time of the mela the Government provides a
number of tents and sheds.
The bulk of the floating population of thousands daily during
the mela time live either in bullock-carts or under the trees. The Government arranges
sanitary arrangements and water supply, along with the supply of electricity.
During the occasion of Shivaratri, when thousands of people come every day to offer
puja to the lingam, a large cattle fair is also held. This cattle fair continues for about
15 days and the turn-over of the cattle is said to be numerically second only to that of
Hariharkshetra mela at Sonepur in Saran District.