The Thawe Mandir, the Temple of Maa Thawewali is situated in Thawe, in Gopalganj District in the State of Bihar, India. There are several names and forms of Maa Shakti. Bhaktas (devotees) worship her by many names in many forms, Maa Thawewali is one of them. There are 52 “Shaktipithas” all over India, this place is also like a “Shaktipitha”. It is said that Maa has arrived here from her other holy place Kamrup, Assam where she is well known as “Maa Kamakhya” on the prayer of her great devotee “Shree Rahshu Bhagat Ji”. Maa is also known as “Singhasini Devi” "Rahshu Bhawani".
In the village, there is an old fort, but the history of the fort is obscure. The King of Hathwa had a palace there but it is now in a decadent state. Close by the residence of the Hathwa Raja, there is an old temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. Within the enclosure of the temple, there is a peculiar tree, the botanical family of which has not yet been identified. The tree has grown up like the cross. Various legends are prevalent in connection with the idol and the tree. A big fair is annually held in the month of Chaitra (March-April).
This place is well connected with roads and railways and attracts a huge crowd.