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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
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MUNDESVARI

Mundesvari temple is an important landmark in the story of temples in Bihar, being the oldest in age and the only specimen of Nagara architecture, as also because of the transposition of the prestige of the deities that has already been discussed. The area is well worth a visit and possibly excavation. It is true the sikhara of the temple is not in existence but a fragment of the amalaka (fluted finial) originally crowning the spire is still lying in the site. Round about the temple there are several half-amalakas. It may be safely presumed that the bhumi-amalakas had originally been used on the spire of the temple.

From this point of view, the Mundesvari temple stands comparison with the Parasuramesvara temple at Bhuvaneswar in Orissa. The exact height of the vertical portion of the temple, at which the ceiling was originally constructed, cannot now be ascertained. The sculptures, on the Chaitya-windows, Kirtti-mukhas, lotus medallions, foliated vase-capitals, scrolls and arabesques show clear impress of the Gupta age. The temple has also some erotic figures.

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