Situated on the banks of the Ganges
, Maner is a town in Patna District
. It is 29 km east of Patna
. Maner was once on the convergence of the Ganges and Son Rivers.
Maner was the western gate of Pataliputra (now Patna) during the Mauryan times. The excavations made here revealed the remains of an ancient fort, which in turn implies the significance of the place.
Prominent of the highlights are the mausoleum of a famous 13th century Sufi saint, Hazrat Makhdoom Yahiya Maner, and the tomb of his disciple, Shah Daulat. During Urs festival, a large number of Muslim devotees visit here. It is believed that the town derived its name from this saint. Maner is also famous for its sweets, particularly ladoos, which are made of lentils.
Nearby cities and towns are
Semariya and Koelwar to the west, Sherpur and
Dighwara to the east,
Bihta to the south and Doriganj to the north.
Patna Airport and Patna Junction Railway Station are the nearest access points.