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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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NALANDA

Iti chaitya site. No. 12 there are two brick shrines and in each there is a colossal stucco statue of the Buddha in Bhumisparsa mudra. * To the east of chaitya site No. 14 is an inscribed statue of the Buddha again in Bhumisparsa mudra and attended by several figures. The pedestal gives the names of the female donor. Nearby there is another colossal image of the Buddha in Dharma chakra mudra.

Again, close by there is an image of Marichi, the Buddhist goddess of dawn. Marichi has three faces of which that of a pig and there are seven pigs represented on the pedestal. The Buddhist image has been adopted as a Hindu deity by the villagers and is worshipped.It may be mentioned that a large number of images have also been found in the neighboring villages of Bargoan, Begampur and Jagdishpur.

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