Monday, December 2, 2013

Udayagiri, the Buddhist Heritage

Udayagiri is an important part of Buddhist Circuit in Orissa comprising of 2 more places Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri. This place has been dated back to 1st to 13th centuries AD.  



Numerous excavations by the A.S.I. have been conducted since 1958, and it continues to this day. They've been undertaken in two phases across two settlements around 200 meters apart. Places of interest here are:
  • Brick stupa
  • Brick monastery
  • Stone well
  • Buddhist sculptures

This place is 20 km far from the north-east of Cuttack. It is about 10 km interior from the 5A National Highway, and just 5 km away from Ratnagiri. We reached this place vaery late in the evening. We are thankful to person in-charge there who allowed us to explore even though it was closing time.

32 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What an amazing and historical place to visit. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Rajesh

You have such a wealth of amazing monasteries and temples to visit and learn about.
Thank you for taking us with you through your photos.

Shane

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

Cathy Keller said...

How very beautiful!!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

How amazing it is that this site is so old yet in such good condition.

Veronica Roth said...

HI Rajesh. Each time I visit you I vow to visit India again. Lovely, lovely photos. :)

vinisha shah said...

heyaz ,lovely pics :) :)

Our photos said...

Nice is your post for oday!

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful place...

Magia da Inês said...

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Arquitetura impressionante!
Ótimo mês de dezembro!

♯♬ Boa semana!
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R Niranjan Das said...

Interesting place. Nice post!

Panchali said...

I have been to this scared monastery, Rajesh, The pics brought back nice memories...:)
Thanks for sharing...

Noel Morata said...

I love all the masonry and stonework!

ladyfi said...

Looks like an interesting place.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures, beautiful temples as always, Rajesh! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Photo Cache said...

very interesting.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love your photos! Very interesting part of the world.
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How fortunate that the person in charge was nice enough to let you in after hours. This is a beautiful spot!

Carver said...

You visit so many fascinating places. Great shots.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Lovely

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos! Really a beautiful place from the past!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

I have never been to Orissa …yet! Lovely pictures.

Fun60 said...

Another magnificent architectural wonder from a time long past.

Reader Wil said...

This is a beautiful place. It looks a lot soberer than the Hindu temples.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Roger Owen Green said...

UTTERLY fascinating slice of culture.
ROG, ABCW

Marcy said...

Very unique!!

photowannabe said...

Amazing architecture and so beautifully preserved for the age.

Ileana said...

Thanks for sharing ! Nice place to visit !
Have a nice day!

lotusleaf said...

So beautiful! I have always wanted to visit this place.

Huldra said...

I would love to see this place myself. Thank you for sharing :)

Arti said...

Another beauty marvel from our country - Brilliant pictures!