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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
Phulher Ma Paudi
Benusagar Mandar Hill
Sultanganj Konch
Mundesvari Parasnath
Vaisali Nalanda
Patan Devi Aranya Devi
Shahabad Sonepur
Uchaitha Kurkihar
Masarh Maheshi
Jagarnathpur Harmandir
Deoghar Singheshwarsthan
Mahabodhi  
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Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

ARANYA DEVI

Introduction

There are a number of towns and cities in India, which have derived their name from a temple the deity of which is commonly believed to be the presiding, deity of the place. The name Bombay is derived from 'Mumba Devi while Patna, the, capital of Bihar, is named after Patan Devi whose temple is located at Gulzarbagh, an area of Patna. Arrah is the headquarters of Shahabad district.

Arrah is served by a railway station of the. Eastern Railway between Patna and Mughalsarai. Arrah is located at a distance of 36 miles from Patna, with which it is linked by an all-weather road from Sasaram, a sub-divisional headquarters of Shahabad district. Sasaram is 60 miles from Arrah and the Grand Trunk Road from Calcutta to Delhi runs via Sasaram. Arrah has also another excellent road running to Buxar, which is another sub-divisional headquarters of Shahabad at a distance of 42 miles from Arrah.


Author - P.C. Roy Choudhoury

 

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