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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
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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
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NALANDA

Five of these stupas are extremely wellpreserved. There is a large stone image of Avalokit- esvara. There is also a small shrine with an image believed to be of Nagarjuna. Monastery sites No. Mr. A. Ghosh has described me as the most important of the monastery group, with as many m, nine strata and each of them is indicated by concrete pavements and super-imposed walls and drains. The monastery contains a number of monk cells with wide verandahs in front.

A copper plate inscription of Dharmapala (c. 770-815), the predecessor of Devapala, and another one of Samudra- gupta, of the Gupta dynasty (c. 335-75), were found here. Monastery site 'No. 4 has also a large number of cells as in other monasteries and it is here that a coin of Kumaragupta (A.D. 413-55) was found. Mr. Ghosh mentions: "Traces, of the (destruction of the lower monastery by fire exist in the burnt wooden door frames and mud mortar of the face masonry of the walls".

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