My name is Hare Ram Mukhiya. My village is in Darbhanga. It is called Ucchhti . It is a small village, not a very big one. In the big map they show on the net, I cannot find the name, but it is my village, where I live, and I have photographs to show for it.
Many, many moons ago, long before I was born, my village had no water running through it. Life was very hard. My village folk had to go miles to collect water, and in the hot, dry, summer months, it was very difficult. The heat was unbearable and there was very little to relieve it. No one knew what to do until one day someone came to our village and asked for water. There was very little water to be had. He saw the plight of the villagers and he decided to do something about it. He found a tree, beneath which stood a small idol of the Devi, the Goddess of the village. Her name was Kamala Devi.