February 07, 2013

Udayagiri, Orissa, Buddhist Monastery and Stupa

"Udayagiri is a Buddhist complex in Orissa composed of major stupas and monasteries (viharas), similar to Ratnagiri, and together with Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri part of Puspagiri University. As per epigraphical artifacts found here, its historical name was “Madhavapura Mahavihara.”
Numerous excavations by the A.S.I. have been conducted since 1958, and continue to this day. During the large excavation from 1997 to 2000, a second part (Udayagiri-2) was discovered with additional stupas and monasteries.

1 comment:

Melissa Cruz said...

Thank you for this lovely update. I couldn't travel to India this year so I'm happy to see your photography blog is updated. I am immensely pleased.