Sunday, August 4, 2013

Dhauli

Dhauli is an important early historic urban village on the southern bank of the river Daya. It is located at a distance of about 7 km from Bhubaneswar. The archaeological remains found at Dhauli are dated back to 3rd century B.C, during the time of King Ashoka. 



This is also the place where devastating of Kalinga war in 261 B.C took place. After seeing the misery and horror resulting from war King Ashoka renounced the path of violence to embrace Buddhism.

Sites of interest that I have visited here are:

The other places of interest nearby are:

35 comments:

podso said...

It must be amazing to see something that old. Your pictures look so interesting.

HansHB said...

Nice post, a lot of details to study!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for sharing your visit to Dhauli. Sounds like an amazing historic village. Great photos.

Betty said...

What an interesting place to visit. I like it when you can learn the history of a place.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful and interesting architecturally.. ...it is sad that so much devastation had to take place before the King embraced the path of peace...but it seems it is still that way everywhere.

Enjoy seeing your family photo.

Vee said...

Always interesting textures and shapes...

krishna said...

beautiful photographs!! it ll reminds me my orissa trip..

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Marvelous pictures.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post!

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! You are seeing some wonderful sites and excellent photos ~ love your family photo! namaste.
Happy Week to you ^_^

Sylvia K said...

It looks like a fascinating place and your captures are terrific as always, Rajesh! Hope you have a great week!

Indrani said...

These temples have unique architecture. Great shot!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!

Birgitta said...

Beautiful pictures!

Gerald (SK14) said...

so much history here

Une Angevine said...

impressionnante cette architecture

Leovi said...

Yes, pretty pictures, spectacular photos, interesting history!

Gary said...

Another great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jeevan said...

Sounds like an interesting spot on history! Excellent collage

Electra said...

Remarkable sights! from Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.

photowannabe said...

Amazing country and ancient history.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Rajesh! Beautiful as ever! Thanks for sharing this !
I wish you a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Roger Owen Green said...

WHAT? A picture with people! Nice.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Saru Singhal said...

Amazing place and lovely photos.

Lowell said...

Third century BCE? Amazing! Some of these buildings have a different type of architecture than much of what you post. What are the three discs on top of the temple in the first shot?

My Unfinished Life said...

this brings back fond memories of 15 day trip to Puri-Chilika-Konark-Dhauli & bhuvaneshwar during our master college days!!!

it was such fun!!

lemme try to dig into the hard copies of photos and scan them & put up a post!!

http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this historic place.

Suzanne said...

I like the stupa, they are so architecturally beautiful.

Bhavani Nandan said...

Nice post and amazing pics Rajesh!!

Kalpanaa Misra said...

You do travel a lot!! Love the fact that we still have monuments from the 3rd Century BC. Brilliant.

Anunoy Samanta said...

Been there... you freshened up my old memories :)

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

I've visited Dhauli many times...nice photos... :-)

Yogi Saraswat said...

we have our mind towards the big and very popular destinations to visit there but actually there is a lot to visit nearby . very nice post with amazing pics

Indiawilds said...

Great to be reminded about this place which has a special position in history. This is the place, on the banks of Daya river, where the Kalinga war took place. The soldiers of Kalinga which is today's Odisha, fought valiantly against Ashoka's army. One lakh people (100,000) died in this great war. Such was the horrifying scene that it melted the otherwise cruel Ashoka's heart. This made him completely gravitate to Buddhism. He was earlier known as "Chandashoka" for his cruelty. This incident turned him from "Chandashoka" to "Dharmashoka". Wish some of our modern day ruthless politicians visit this place and get some inspiration to change.