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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 medieval remains at Benusagar and, as a matter of fact, the remains throughout Singhbhum district, have witnessed a checkered history through the ages. Not withstanding the remote location of Benusagar in an area inhabited by the aboriginal tribes, both Tickell and Beglar had done well in visiting the places. Beglar had visited it twice in 1840 and 1875. The place has since been declared protected under the Ancient Monuments Preservations Act (Act VIII) of 1904.

Now a number of archaeological remains have been collected in a particular spot known as Devasthan on the eastern embankment of Benusagar. Devasthain is of recent origin. Its consists of a low enclosure constructed with disjecta from ruined temples and thatched houses. In this enclosed area, and in its proximity, quite a number of stone images have been kept. Some of them are complete and the others are damaged. There are eight phallic emblems of Siva and the foundations of four temples, with their remains scattered round them. The building materials were bricks and two kinds of stones : chlorite and laterite.

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