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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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Temples & Legends Of India
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MAHABODHI

Buddhist literature has fine descriptions of these four places, but the actual sites with their relics were slowly being lost to us. King Asoka had visited Lumbini and beautiful descriptions of Lumbini Park have been given in various books in Buddhist literature. Fa-Hien in the 5th century A.D. and Hieun-Tsang in the 7th century A.D. had visited Lumbini and their accounts are available to us.

But in a way it was left to Sir Alexander Cunningham, the famous Indian Archaeologist, to discover the site of Lumbini  and that only in 1896 A.D. Cunningham found the fragments of the pillar, with the inscription typical Asokan pillar that was lying in oblivion mentions that Buddha Sakyamuni was born here and that King Piyadashi Asoka had visited this spot.

The discovery of the pillar by Cunningham fixed the identity of Lumbini. Although Bodh Gaya did not have that darkness of oblivion like Lumbini, yet the great Mahabodhi Vihara at Bodh Gaya, so very intimately associated with Lord Buddha, had come to be neglected for centuries. Fa-Hien and Hieun-Tsang had also visited this place in the 5th and the 7th centuries A.D. respectively.

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