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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

It will be, however, somewhat rash to observe that there are no Buddhist relics at Masarh. Some of the ruined images scattered even now in the compound of the existing temple, known as the Devi temple, look like images of the Siddhas of later Buddhism.These images are made out of rough sandstone and there is no polish. Usually of the size of one foot to two and a half feet, it appears that quite a few of them were subjected to vandalism.

A number of broken Shiva lingam made of glazed black stone are still lying scattered about. It is said that the legendary king Banasura was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. The place was the seat of Shaivism and the Shiva lingam in the temple has been regularly worshipped. A large image identified as that of Vishnu was found at Masarh towards Karisath village. This eight feet high image has been removed and is now preserved at the Patna Museum. The villagers of 'Masarh think that the removal of the mage, which was the image of Banasura Raja, has been the cause of the economic poverty of the villagers.

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