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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
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Phulher Ma Paudi
Benusagar Mandar Hill
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JAGARNATHPUR

There is a high rocky hill at Jagarnathpur commanding an extensive view of the surrounding plateau. This hill contains the largest and the most popular temple in the district of Ranchi. This is a temple of Lord Jagarnath and the temple is built on a plan roughly resembling that of the temple of Lord Jagarnath at Puri.

The temple was built in 1691 A.D. by Thakur Aini Shahi, a Khorposdar of the Nagavanshi family, and the Village was granted to Jagarnath as a devottar. The whole of the Ranchi district, before the abolition of the zamindari, comprised of only one Tauzi and the Maharaja, of Chotanagpur was the Zamindar. The Maharaja of Chotanagpur belongs to the Nagavanshi Rajput family.

The theory held by the Britishers that the family was of Munda origin, but became highly Hinduised, does not appear to be correct. Even the first Maharaja had the name of Phani Mukut, which are a Hindu and not a Munda name. Phani Mukut married a Rajput princess of Panchet Raj in Manbhum.

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