The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The famous Sonepur cattle fair- the largest of its kind, is held around the precinct of this temple.
Sonepur is on the banks of river Gandak, situated near to the confluence of River Gandak with river Ganga thus making it a holy place.
The famous cattle fair is in the month of November- December. the mela attracts crowd from all over North India.
Sonepur is well-connected by both rail and road. The state capital Patna is 11 kilometers away