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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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Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

VAISALI

" There could be no doubt that the personality and preaching, of Mahavira rapidly built up Vaisali as a centre of Jainism and of the spiritual discipline and asceticism upon which it was based. Vaisali thus achieved an early reputation in the religious world of India for its teachers devoted to the practice of uttermost penance and austerity of which Mahavira stood out as the most prominentexample".

This Lichchavi capital of Vaisali was commonly known as Basarh and continued in comparative oblivion till 1903 when the Department of Archaeology sponsored a series of excavations. Dr. Bloch carried out the first excavations from 1903 and Dr. Spooner continued this work in 1912. Through the efforts of the Archaeological Department a large number of terracotta figurines, pieces of pottery, inscribed seals etc. have been found at Vaisali.

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