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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
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

MUNDESVARI

Here the goddess is depicted with ten hands bearing, the usual weapons of a Mahisha- mardini but with the difference that she is not in the act of killing Mahishasura but is shown as riding a buffalo representing the demon . Mundesvari image is now the principal deity in the temple, which is visited by thousands who offer puja to the deity. It is, however, strange that the image of Mundesvari is found installed in one of the sub-chambers of the sanctuary and not at the centre of the cella, as is normally the case.

A mukhalingam with four faces has been installed at the centre of the sanctuary of the temple, but this has not got the honor of being the presiding deity. The mukhalingam is deemed to bear the Gupta characteristic of art. The present position of Mundesvari has an interesting history. Dr. K. C. Panigrahi,  sometime a Superin- tendent of the Eastern Archaeological Circle, has held that the presiding deity of the territory round about Mundesvari Hill was originally Narayana or Vishnu and, in 348-59 A.D., another new deity Vinitesvara was set up.

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