बसंतराय, गोड्डा (Basantrai )- Godda

This place is at the distance of 12 Kms from the headquarter of Pathergama Block which was inhabited by Raja Basant Rai .

Basantrai, Godda

There existed a big tank in 50 acres of land . According to legend, no one has ever been able to cross the tank from one end to another whether by swimming or an elephant or in a boat. If any one ventured to do so he would find enunciated his feet and dragged himself down to the watery grave .

It is also believed that the tank was being invited on the occasion of marriages or any kind of social ceremonies and people asking for utensils required for the occasion could get miraculously from the water of the tank. Purpose being served these materials were bound to be returned to the tank failing which they had to face calamity or misfortune.

Basantrai, Godda

This belief is still relied up-on and it is held sacred for Hindus and a big Mela (fair) is held on its bank for 15 days beginning from Chaita Sankranti festival i.e. 14th April.