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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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Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
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Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
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Bihar
Somanatha

MA PAUDI

Ever since that day, when the attempt to commit the theft of Sri Sri Ma Paudi by the adopted son of the Porahat Maharaja was detected, the public has been severely restricted from having the darshan of the deity. The Ruler did not arbitrarily take this momentous decision. In a large convention of the people of Seraikella, the Sardars, family members of the ruling house and the Ruler, it was decided that Ma Paudi should remain mostly unseen and, by virtue of her unique sanctity, it was fondly believed that the Mother, though unseen, will go on blessing her children.

Since then Ma Paudi has remained more or less a mystery. Taking of photos of the image is still a taboo. Ma Paudi continues to exercise a remarkable spell on the entire Porahat and Seraikella area as well as in other regions, and particularly on the thousands of Santals, Kurmis, Bhuiyas, Bhumijs and Hos. Pauri Devi is the mother to all the indigenous population of Singh- bhum. The passage of time and the vicissitudes of fortune have taken away the crown from the Rajas of Porahat and Seraikella, but the members of the former ruling families and the common folk are now united in their common bond of veneration and worship of Ma Paudi.

It may be noted here that the remarkable spell exercised by Ma Paudi on the rulers and ruled alike is amply demonstrated in the manner in which the Maharaja of Singhbhum tried to gain possession of the image with the help of the British in 1820. It is a historical fact that, after the Mahratta War, the policy of the Company's Government towards the independent Indian States underwent considerable change, and consequently, there was a desire to establish some kind of treaty relationship with the Indian States. 

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