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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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PREFACE

It appears that the temple sculpture in Bihar was not much cared for. But it was not absolutely neglected as some of the relies of the Gupta age would indicate. At Kandaha, in Saharsa district, there is a Sun temple where the door jambs were found thickly coated with mud and filth, covering a wonderful specimen indicating a revival of stone carving in the 15th century A.D. The mud and filth have had to be scraped before the sculpture could be seen.

Some of the very recent temples like the Dharamnath temple of Chapra or the Gautam temple of Revel-gunj, have a very noteworthy sculpture--a sculpture that has undergone progressive modernization. These edifices have a striking Indo-Islamic touch. Many of the images enshrined in the temples are wonderful specimens of art, superb in style and expression and clearly superior to the architectural features of the structures that are housing them.

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