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Chiriya dih & Kamathan sculpture
Chiriya dih
Neema Chandpura
16 K.M. North – East from Begusarai district headquarters.
Old Kola and Devki river
A Inhabitational site surrounded by cultivation all around.
Mound – village situated at mound

The site is a set of two intact mounds. It has a remarkable landscape. A water channel of river Kola, a stream of Devki (Dauki) flows from the west and the main bed of Devki Passes through North. The northern mound is surrounded by water sources from three sides. A water passage towards east can be seen along with the southern mound incircling it from three sides.

The habitant of the northern mound is older. In fact, the deeh used to be around Kamathan.
Mound – around 10 acres, Height – 4 m.
Sculpture – Black stone.
Lake Pala and Rajput period.
Kamathan Male deity – W 28cm, H – 36cm
Kartikaya broken – W – 20cm

Both sculpture are badly broken. The male deity placed under old Peepal at Kamathan is defaced and sitting in Lalitasan. Hands broken Kartikaya can be identified only by his Peacock (Mayur). Upper Portion broken.
Red ware (plain & polished), Black polished, burnt.
Bowl, Cook ware, Plate.

Cheria Bariarpur
(25° 35’ 24”/86° 10’ 14”)
06 K.M. from Manjhaul.
24 K.M. from Begusarai district headquarters.
Manjhaul – Garhpura route
Water source of Kawar lies almost 1½ Km to west.
A remarkable site due to Kawar Lake. Jaimangal Garh Harsai (Harson) stupa lying in the west seems to be the largest mound in front of Kawar lake.
Mound –750m x 200m x 2m
Black slipped, Black polished, Burnt, Red ware (Plain & polised) Exterior Black, Interior Red ware,
Storage vessel, cook ware, Plate, Bowl.

Cheria Bariarpur
(25° 35’ 20”/86° 10’ 05”)
06 K.M. North – wast from Manjhaul.
24 K.M. north – east from Begusarai district headquarters.
The water source of Kawar lake lies just west to the site.
Mound – cultivation.

A remarkable site due to kawar lake and Jaimangal Garh in the west, Harsai (Harson) stupa in the north and a huge mound of Kantidih just in the front towards east.
Mound –500m x 200m x 2m
Pottery – Black slipped, Black polished, Gray polished, Burnt, Red ware (Plain & polised) Exterior Black, Interior Red type ware.
Storage vessel, cook ware, Plate, Deep bowl.

Danauli Fulbariya
15 K.M. North – East from Begusarai district headquarters.
Kola river.

A site of two mounds North and south with the stream of river Kola dividing it in two different setups. Southern on is having the population of down trodden people as the older northern mound has been evacuated some 35 – 40 years ago after a series of group clashes eventually having no population almost. The topology here also suggests it older then the findings.

Mound – Southern 100m x 100m x 3m
Northern 150m x 200m x 2½m
Red ware, Exterior Black Interior Black type.
Storage vessel, Plate, Bowl.

08 K.M. North - East to Manjhaul, 26 kms Begusarai (North – East) A water channel of  Kawar Tal meets with Chanha river to its North and East.

The site lies to the south of Garhi village. There is a strip of low lands to its west – which use to remain full of water in rainy seasons.

Mound – 150m x 100m x 3m
Red ware, Burnt.
Storage bowl, Plate, cookware, Deep Pan,  plate, Bowl, Handle of pan.

09 K.M. from Manjhaul, 27 kms North - East from Begusarai district headquarters.
Mound – 200m x 100m x 1m

Topology and landscape of the site is remarkable as it lies almost in the east of Herson stupa. Almost flattened for agricultural practices.
Black polished, Polish of burnt, Red ware, (Plain & Polished), exterior Red & interior Grey ware.
Storage vessel, storage bowl, Plate, cookware.

04 K.M. South - West to Bakhari, 12 km North - East from Manjhaul, 30 Km. North - East from Begusarai district headquarters.
A stream of Chanha passes to its west - North almost 1½ Km away.
Mound – 150m x 100m x 1m

Almost 100 m away from the present habitation of village, This is popularly known as ‘Bahiyar’ among the villagers. The old Dih has been flattened for Agricultural practices.
The old chanha river flows to its west and joins the stream from Kawar almost 3 Kms. South near Hemanpur.
Red ware, (Plain & Polished).
Besin, Storage vessel, storage bowl, Deep bowl, Plate, cookware.

03 K.M. North to Garhpura, 37 Km. North –East from Begusarai district headquarters.
River Chanha to the east and Chaur of the same river to west and south.
Mound – 150m x 100 x 2m.

The landscape of this site is remarkable. The intact mound is full of trees and some bushes. The chanha chaur lies to its west and south. The dry river bed of Chanha makes the boundary of two district- Begusarai and Samastipur.
Red ware, (Plain & Polished), Polished burnt ware.
Deep pan, Storage vessel, storage bowl, Bowl, Plate, cookware.

Almost 03 K.M. Westward to Bakhri, 32 Km. North – East from Begusarai district headquarters.
Lake popularly known as moin originated by river Chanha.

This is known as old Dih of villagers belonging to the present Shivnagar village almost 1 Km. south to this site. The remains of Chanha can be seems to its north and east. Even the Inter college seems to be a part of the mound.
Mound - 200m x 200 x 2m.
If we set aside the upper surface finding, the mound seems to be extended almost 500m. East – West and  250m. North-South, with the moan to its East across the road.
Red ware, Burnt.
Deep bowl, storage bowl, cookware.

Garhpura Bazar mound
31 K.M. North – East from Begusarai district headquarters.
Dry stream bed of river Chandrabhaga to the north.

The mound seems to be intact but is densely populated. The thick habitation does not allow exploring freely and satisfactorily. In the meddle of the mound behind the Thakarwari there is a clay deposit resembling to be a stupa but the thick pottery finding from here disapproves this illusion. The old river stream bed of Chandarabhaga lies close to its Northern side. The mound with its population played an important role in the freedom struggle of the country. Babu Sri. Krishna Singh had came here to break the British Salt law responding the call of Mahatma Gandhi.
Red ware.

Storage Jar, storage bowl, Pan, Plate, cookware, Open mouthed bowl.

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