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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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BENUSAGAR

The ruins with ancient relies had attracted the attention of Col. Tickell, one of the earliest British administrators of Singhbhum district. He visited the place in 1840 and has left the following account of the place:

"In Aula pir, to the far south, a few Kols at of the poorest kind have built a wretched, straggling hamlet near the banks of what once was a truly magnificent tank. It is called Benusagar, and is said to have been built by one Raja Benu, who fled from the place owing to the incursions of the Mahrattas. This was probably during the days of the celebrated Murari Rao; for judging by the trees which now luxuriate amidst the buildings, the place must have been deserted and in ruins full 200 years ago.

The tank, which I placed as well as the jungle allowed me, is about 600 yards square. On the east bank are the remains of a handsome stone ghat; the west side may be similar, but was inaccessible bv reason of thickets. On the summit of the ample bandh or embankment, surrounding the water, lie stones richly carved? It is probable that they once constituted small temple ranged around. In the centre of the tank does a temple crown an island, now almost a shapeless mass.

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