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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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MA PAUDI

The king noted that the idol was made of Ashtadhatu or eight different metals, besides the Siva Linga in Setubandha Rameswaram. The deity is seated on a dambaru and is Tri-Nayana. The sword, the gada, the munda, and the kharpara adorn her four hands. The lion stands beside her.The Vamsa Prabha Lekhana has given some alternative names of Paudi Devi. Some of them are Mandal- eswari, Hingu- lakshi and Ali. The Vamsa Prabha relates that the Devi, who was in Rameswaram, decided to come over to Simhabhumi (Singhbhum).

In a playful mood, in the garb of a girl she came over there via Keonjhar, Bonai and Jamda and this tract is called Paudi country. There is actually a sect of Bhuiyas in this area known as Paudi Bhuiyas. At village Kointala the deity appeared in a dream before the two brothers Khira and Nira by name and bade them to take her over to Simhabhumi and tell the Raja there to provide her with food.

Khira followed the indication-and found the idol in a basket under some creepers. He brought the image to Venugarh and, leaving her under a tree, went and narrated the whole story before the king. But when they came back they found that she had disappeared. However, she was traced into the river Sanjai, thanks to a dream to Khira that the Paudi Bhuiyas hadconcealed her in the waters of the river Sanjai.

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