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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  
Major Sections
Temples  & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

PATAN DEVI

Pataliputra saw a great council of Jain scholars under the guidance of Sthula Bhadra; and this council collected the Jain sacred books, consisting of the 11 Angas and the 14 Purvvas, the latter of which are collectively called the 12th Anga. South of the Gulzarbagh railway station, within the Patna City limits, there is still a temple of Sthula Bhadra. Fahien had visited the city and the excavations at Kumhrar, about one mile from Patna Junction railway station have substantiated his description of the buildings of King Asoka, by Dr. Spooner a few decades back.

Patna has seen the vicissitudes of the Sisunaga Dynasty (600 B.C.-372 B.C.), Nanda Dynasty (372 B. C. - 323 B.C.), Maurya Dynasty (322 B. C. - 185 B.C.) and Sunga Dynasty (185 B.C.-73 B.C.). After this, for some time, Pataliputra had come under the rule of the Andhras of the Deccan and it is said for a period its history had become shrouded in obscurity. Then Pataliputra was under the sway of the Gupta Dynasty, 300 A.D.-650 A.D. to be followed by the Palas. The impact of all of these dynastic rules is visible in Patna in some way or the other.

About 1193 A. D. Muhamad, the son of Bukhtiar Khilji, made a clean sweep of Buddhism from Bihar. The Mohammedan period for this area, with Patna as the centre, could be said to start from 1193 A.D. In 1541 A.D. Patna was the provincial capital and Sher -Shah built a fort here. Ralph Fitch in 1586 found in the town a growing commerce.

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