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Siva Temples In Bihar
Index Janakpur
Patna Khekparta
Sultanganj Masarah
Benusagar Singheswar
Bakreswar Konch
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
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Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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BENUSAGAR - ASHTA SAMBHU TEMPLE

On the eastern embankment of Benusagar tank in the Singhbhum district of Bihar, there is a sacred place called Devasthan, where invaluable sculptural pieces from the ruined temples are placed by the archeological department. It houses in its enclosure several remains of ancient temples both in mutilated and well preserved condition. Among them, there are eight phallic emblems of Siva together with foundations of four temples. The materials used for them were bricks and stones - chlorite and laterite as well. The existence of eight lingas prove that there were eight Siva temples in the past with all the Saivate gods enshrined in a befitting manner in the side niches. Though regular worship is not conducted, nor periodical festivals are celebrated, the Ashtasambhus preserved in the Devasthan are drawing the attention of theists and religionists. Despite their glory is obscured and chronicles are silent, the novelty of the number and oddity deserve reverent attention and visitation for adoration.

It lies 10 km off Majgaon in the Singhbhum district of Bihar accessible by four wheelers from several towns nearby.

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