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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
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PHULHER

The quick way in which the marriages were settled and performed is still being perpetuated at Saurath mela, which is probably a singular institution of its kind in the world. At village Saurath, in Darbhanga district, every year a big mela is held only for striking marriage bargains.

The parents and guardians of boys and girls attend this congregation with horoscopes and pundits, on examining the same, give their opinion as to the suitability of the marriages contemplated between the parties concerned. Immediately on hearing their opinion, it is quite common for the boy's father, along with a few friends, to rush to the girl's place and the wedding will duly take place.

The lines of the Balakanda, dwelling on the touching farewell given by King Janaka to the bridegroom's party, evoke before us a scene full of pathos. Many are the songs that have been composed over this sad parting, which are still recited, along with passages from Tulsidas Ramayana, when a bride now- leaves her parent's home. Several of the songs that are recited by the ladies of Mithila now are woven round the lines in the Ramayana describing Sita's marriage.

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