[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


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

These are Bhuvaneswar in Orissa, Kiching in the Mayurbhanj district, a place only five miles to the south of Benusagar,Khekparta near Lohardaga in the district of Ranchi. Since none of the temples have survived, it is difficult to opine about the style of temple architecture that was prevalent at Benusagar; but, the examples of such places as Kiching and Ranipur-Jural possibly indicate that they followed the Nagara style of temples.

Hypothetically, we may be permitted to assume that the temples at Benusagar belong to the distant epochs. The first between 8th or 9th century A.D., when the Palas under Dharmapala and Devapala established the Pala Empire from Kanauj up to the sea coast; and the second from 10th to 11th century A.D., when the second Pala Empire was established by Mahipala I.

According to tradition, Raja Benu, son of Raja Keshna of Keshnagarh, excavated the tank of Benusagar. Keshnagarh with the ruins of a fort was visited by Mr. Beglar but no object of special interest isreported to have been found by him" *

Back ] Up ]

Benusagar- Seated Deity, Gupta Period
About Benusagar
Introduction
Page1
Page2
Page3
Page4
Page5
Page6
Page7
Page8
You are Here! Page9

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.