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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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Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

NALANDA

The visitor will at once be reminded of the terracotta plaques that are arranged in rows on the different terraces of the huge temple at Paharpur in the Rajshahi district of Bengal.

A striking similarity is noticeable in both the places not only in the subjects depicted but also in their arrangement and style of execution. "It has been suggested that the sculptures belong to the Sixth or Seventh Century A.D. As, the present temple' seems to belong to a later date, it is likely that the sculptures originally belonged to an earlier temple and were utilized to decorate the present temple when it was built.

"The row of panels is surmounted by two or, at some places three cornices, which are also decorated at intervals with chaitya motif, birds, human beads etc. As one gets up by the staircase facing east, one finds oneself oil il pradakshinapatha or circumambulation path, upon which rises a shrine show in two different states of construction'’.

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