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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
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MAHABODHI

In a similar manner, Sarnath, the place where Buddha preached his first sermon, had become so very neglected that when Anagarika Dharmapala, a Ceylonese monk, visited Sarnath in 1891, he found it an abode for the grazing of the hogs and full of filth and jungles. The proper resuscitation of Sarnath is due to the efforts of Anagarika Dharmapala and a band of archaeologists like Sir John Marshal, Sir John Kittoe, Sir Alexander Cunningham, Daya Rain Sahni, and others. 

The famous lion pillar in the Sarnath Museum has given us the national emblem of independent India. Kusinagar might also have been lost to us but for archaeologists like A. C. Carlyle, Vogel and Pt. Hirananda Shastri In Mahapatinirvana Sutta and other Buddhist literature we have excellent description of the last days of LordBuddha at Kusinagar, but the very identity of Kusinagar was getting lost to the world.

It was A. C. Carlyle who discovered the broken pieces of the image of Buddha, depicting the scene of Mahaparinirvana and pieced them up. The inscription he found fixed the identity of the place.In a similar manner, the excavations and the restoration of the hundreds ofimportant Buddhist relies in various parts of India and Pakistan and their study have supplied authentic data for a reconstruction of Buddha's life and the story of his creed, as distinguished from the legends and myths that are associated with Lord Buddha.

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