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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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MASARH

The last District Gazetteer of Shahabad published in 1924 mentions that there are no Buddhist relies, but enormous images of Brahmanic goddesses were found which are still in the village. The Gazetteer mentions: -

"The remains at Masarh are confined to these images, the foundations of some small temples and a Jain temple completed in 1819A.D. The latter contains eight Jain statues on which are several inscriptions going back 138 A.D., when some Rathor Jains of Marwar appear to have settled in the village; another figure of Parasnath contains an inscription stating that the image was dedicated by Babu Sankar Lal of Aramnagar during the prosperous English rule over Karusha- desa.

This record though modern  (1818 A.D.) is of interest as it identifies the district of Shahabad with the ancient Karusha-desa of the Puranas while the town of Arrah appears as Aramnagar which is probably the true form of the name as handed down in the Jain books (see vol. III Reports, A.S. L)".

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