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Bavikonda Buddhist Complex
Bavikonda Buddhist Complex

Tuhin Sarkar
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Bavikonda Buddhist Complex lies about 16 km from Visakhapatnam city on a hill about 130 mts. Above Mean Sea Level. The term Bavikonda in Telugu language means a hill of wells. As per its name Bavikonda is a hill which has wells for the collection of rainwater. Bavikonda Monastery dates back to the 3rd century BCE. Can you tell me more about this place

Posted On : 12/13/2013 9:17:39 PM

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Arpita Paul
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The term Bavikonda in Telgu language means a hill of wells. As per its name Bavikonda is a hill which has wells for the collection of rainwater. Bavikonda is located 15 km from the town of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh India and is an immensely significant Buddhist site. Excavation carried out in 1982-87 revealed an entire Buddhist establishment comprising a Mahachaitya embedded with relic caskets large vihara complex numerous votive stupas a stone pillared congregation hall rectangular halls a refectory etc. Artefacts discovered from the site include Roman and Satavahana coins and pottery dating back to the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD. A significant finding here is a piece of bone stored in an urn. This bone is widely supposed to be the mortal remains of the Buddha. In the urn there is also a large quantity of ash.

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Arpita Paul
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The Bavikonda site today is counted amongst one of the oldest and immensely sacred Buddhist sites in the Asia. The ruins of the site stand reminder to the great Buddhist civilisation that once existed in the southern part of India. The site infact also reminds a number of visitors of the Borobudur in Indonesia.

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Sangeeta Sharma
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Looking very beautiful to see. You shared a wonderful description of that. Thank for sharing this nice info.

Posted On : 12/31/2013 12:06:48 AM

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Sangeeta Sharma
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Ya you are right. Its really beautiful.

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