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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

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Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

PHULHER

Still later, the Tantra Shastra had its grip on Mithila and the only temple of Ugratara, which is a Buddhistic deity imported from China through Tibet, is in Mahesi village, in Saharsa district, which was also a part of Mithila. Mithila's contribution to philosophy, poetry and arts has been unique but need not be dwelt on here. Vidyapati, the immortal bard, was a Maithila and wasborn at Bisafi in Darbhanga district.

Ahiari village in Darbhanga district, about two miles from Kamtaul railway station of the North Eastern Railway, has a temple of Rama and Sita. The temple commemo- rates the story of Ahalya, wife of the sage Gautama. It is said that when Gautama Rishi was away for a while, Lord Indra assumed the Rishi's shape and visited Ahalya. On returning, Gautama learnt from his wife of the trick played by Lord Indra.

The Rishi then cursed Ahalya, who turned into stone. She remained like that till Sri Rama's visit to the ashram of Gautama, while on his way to Janakpur. Rama removed the spell and Ahalya was revived. Maharaja Chatra Singh Bahadur of Darbhanga built the present temple of Ahiari only in 1817. A mela is held there every year in the month of Chaitra on Ramanavami day. The mela lasts for several days and is very popular.

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