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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  
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

ARANYA DEVI

The second mythological version is that the area was covered with forest and the Ganga River was flowing near by and the people built a temple there, which was called 1he temple of Aranya Devi, i.e., goddess of the forest.The king took the dream seriously, conveyed it to his royal consort and both agreed to execute the mandate. And the royal prince also did not demur and was happy about the fulfillment of the divine wish. So the trial came.

The king and queen applied the saw (arra) on the head of the prince and, just as they were starting to ply the saw., the divine motherappeared physically before the scene of sacrifice, blessed the couple and the prince for their devotion to her and disappeared in the blue.It was in this way that the place, which was the scene of the sacrifice, came to be known as ARRAH, meaning, a saw. It is also believed that the king installed a temple at Arrah, which was called Aranya Devi temple.

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