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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

SINGHESHWARSTHAN

Most of the villages of Saharsa district remained water-logged for most of the year. There were hardly any long-distance roads and the pathways could be negotiated by bullock-carts only. Kosi floods frustrated the people and made them listless fatalists.

Their songs, folk literature etc. evolved round the dreaded mother Kosi. Their children could not be easily married, as people in non-Kosi areas would not give their children in marriage, to parties in the Kosi region. Mothers would sing lullaby songs to the children that if they do not behave, Kosi mother would come and sweeps them away.

The writer has seen young children tied up to post oil the verandahs of huts by the Kosi River as no one knew when the Kosi flood would come. Kosi has been known to change her course quite a few times and has devastated thousands of acres of land. Kans and Pater, peculiar kinds of thick long grasses with rapidly spreading roots would grow and turn fertile fields into jungle patches harboring wild boar and deer.

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