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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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MAHESHI

Ugratara temples are rare in India but are to be seen in Tibet and in Nepal. The deity of Vajrayogini is the same as the deity of Ugratara. The temple of Vajrayogini at Sanku in Nepal really contains an image of Ugratara, more popularly known as Maha-China-Tara which is believed to have carried over there by Bengali priests from a village Sanku district of Dacca near about A.D. 1350, when the Mohammedans ravaged portions of Eastern Bengal.

This Ugratara or Maha-Cina-Tara of the Buddhists has been accepted in the Hindu pantheon under the name of Tara in various forms and is now regarded as one of the 10 Mahavidya Goddesses. Dr. Benoytosh Bhattacharya mentions, "The worshipper should conceive himself as Maha-cine-Tara who stands in the pratyalidha attitude, and awe-inspiring with a garland of heads hanging from the neck. She is short and has a protruding belly, and her looks are terrible.

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