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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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Bihar
Somanatha

MASARH

Mahasara means large lake. Near the village there is a large tank commonly supposed to have extended over 52 bighas of land. The tank is now mostly silted up excepting a few patches.

There is another legend about the place-name. Some say that the previous place-name of the village was Malla Sanrh. Malla means a wrestler and Sanrh means a bull. It is said that King Banasura had built an akhra or a place for wrestling bouts where be used to practice wrestling and even wrestle with a bull. There is a mound near Karisath railway station, which is pointed out to be the place of the wrestling bouts of Banasura.

According to another legend, there were two janapadas here namely, Karusha and Malad. Karusha, the name of the railway station and the small village substitutes Karusha, and Masarh is substituted for Ma-lad. Another legend is that Masarh is the ancient Sonitpur, the seat of Aniruddha, and the grandson of Lord Krishna. Tejpur in Assam is also claimed to be the ancient Sonitpur, the capital of Aniruddha. All these legends, however, make out that Masarh is evidently an ancient site, the history of which has not yet been fully disclosed.

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