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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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MAHABODHI

We ma briefly mention here some of the places in Bihar that are important to Buddhism and said to be sanctified by Buddha's personal visits. Naturally, Bihar, the land where Gautama became the Buddha, has a large number of places with important Buddhist relies. Some of these places are Barabar, Nagarjuni; Konch, Ganjam, Bakraur, Garpa and Kurkihar. But we have no concrete evidence that these places were actually visited by Lord Buddha.

One of them, namely, Kurkihar, has given us a very fine collection of bronze relies which depict the phases of the later Buddhism of the Pala period. Among the other places that were actually visited by Buddha, Rajgriha comes first. Buddha had once visited Rajgriha before he had obtained spiritual enlightenment. Rajgriha was also the scene of his activities after lie had become the Buddha.

King Bimbisara of Rajgriha made a monastery there for the stay of Lord Buddha. 'Some of the references to Rajgriha in the very old literature of Buddhism, namely, Gridhrakuta orVulture's   peak, the Velubanarama, and the Sapta- parni caves, have now been properly identified. Maha Kassyapa held the first council of the Buddhist arhats in the now identified Saptaparni cave at Rajgriha.

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