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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

BENUSAGAR

The devasthan occupies disjecta member testify to the place, where the collected disject member testify to the existence of at least four structures, excluding those which still lie buried under the ground. There are small brick mounds to the north and the south of this devasthan; these mounds probably mark the sties of ancient temples. The present dak bungalow standing on the southern side of the tank has also been erected on this site of a temple.

Ample evidence, therefore, exists to conclude that the area round about the tank possesses ruins of several temples, of which none is surviving to our time, though signs of iconoclastic vandalism are absent. In the absence of large-scale excavations, the exact number of structures cannot now be determined.  There are eight phallic symbols of Mahadeva, which suggest the existence of eight separate temples. The other miscellaneous images found in the devasthan area were either decorative elements of the fanes or those originally enshrined in the side niches of the temples.

The Revised District Gazetteer of Singhbhum mentioned :

"The available evidence, therefore, makes it quite clear that Benusagar was a place of worship for the Saivas, possibly a place of Ashta-Sambhu. That the number of Sambhus might have been increased infinitely in later times is also probable. In medieval eastern India, a practice has grown up to establish places of worship, with eight phallic emblems of Siva- Mahadeva; and several places shared this feature with Benusagar.

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