The temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Million of pilgrims visit the temple to pay their respects and Mahavir Mandir is the second most-visited temple in North India.
This temple came to notice in 1947, when a large number of Hindu refugees fled to Patna after the partition. The idol of Sankat Mochan holds a special place in the hearts of devotees. There are swarms of people who visit the temple on the pious occasion of Ram Navami.