is another uniqueness, visitors, according to custom, have to
announce their approach by pulling the ropes hanging from the bells,
fixed to the ceiling. The courtyards are wide and there are several
pavilions for parivaradevatas. In addition, there are eleven more
grand shrines built for the most adorable gods, like Lakshminarayana,
Savitri, Parvathi, Kali, Ganesh, Surya, Saraswati, Ramachandra,
Vagula Devi, Annapura and Ananda Bhairava.
main mandir, according to inscription was built by a devotee named
Puran Mal and others by kings, priests and wealthy merchants. The
sacred linga is comparatively very small - about only four inches in
height and five inches in diameter and rises from the middle of a
large slab of besalt. It hears the marks of hammer blows of Baiju.
And also Ravanabrahma's heavy mace as evidenced by the uneven
surface on the top. Visitors taking bath in the holy Sivaganga lake,
measuring 600 X 900 feet, said to have been built by Mansingh, the
great general of emperor Akbar, proceed . to the garbha griha for
worship. There is another well called Chandrakupa containing the
of all rivers in India, and the word goes , round that leprosy is
cured by drinking its water. Hence great rush near the well always.
lies in Deogarh, a rail head and accessible by train on the Eastern
Railways and by buses from cities like Patna, Gaya etc.