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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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Himachal Pradesh
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Bihar
Somanatha

VAISALI

The early Buddhist work Mahavagga describes Vaisali as 'an opulent, prosperous and populous town, with 7707 storeyed-buildings, 7707 Aramas and 7707 lotus-ponds,' with its Rajas or chiefs also numbering 7707. It will not be quite fair to assume that this description of the city contained in canonical Buddhist texts is imaginary oz, fictitious.

Each of these chiefs decorated the capital with a variety of structures, houses and places, chaityas and viharas. The Buddhist texts single out eight of its famous, chaityas which were (i) Udena to the east of Vaisali, (ii) Gotamaka, to the south, (iii) Saptamraka (Sattamba) to the west, (iv) Bahuputra on the north, (v) Chapala, (vi) Kapinahya, (vii) Sarandada and (viii) Markatahrada. The Lichchavis of Vaisali made a gift of all those shrines to the Buddha.

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