The Hariharnath temple at Sonepur in Saran district is now more
known for the great Sonepur mela on Kartik Purnima day. The meal runs for about a month
and is attended by lakhs of people. The congregation is the largest on the Purnima day for
the bath in the river and puja at Hariharnath. The village of Sonepur assumes a different
look for a month during the meal time.
Sonepur is a very important junction on the North-Eastern Railway. It is the district
headquarters of the Traffic andLocomotive Departments. There are large Railway workshops
and a number of quarters for employees. The Railway colony has a Recreation Club.
Author - P.C. Roy Choudhoury