Monday, June 2, 2014

Mahastupa, Udaygiri

At Udaygiri, the Buddhiist heritage site, one can find the Mahastupa in the foot hiil of Assia hill range. As per the inscriptions found in the Stupa this belongs to a period of Somvasi rule between 9th and 10th century AD.



The stupa made of bricks and and Khandolite stone. The stupa is square on plan and measures 10m x 10m x 10m in area. The drum of the stupa had a wide horizontal band of moldings and several bands obtained by insets and offsets of bricks.



The stupa is devoid of ornamentation except the four pillared inset niches that are enshrined with about 1.5 meters high seated stone image of Dhyni-Buddha. 



They are: Aksova in east, Ratnasambhava in the south, Amitava in the west and Amogasiddhi in the northern side.



32 comments:

Tea norman said...

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the photos.

Rhonda Albom said...

Interesting structure. I was glad you included the close ups of the Dhyni-Buddha inside the gates.

Visiting from Travel Photos Monday

Jeevan said...

Interesting and clear perspective on the Stupa! Great photos Rajesh

Corinne Vail said...

I love a stupa. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a brick one before.

Lowell said...

Very interesting and somewhat different from other religious buildings you have shown.

Muza-chan said...

Interesting...

George said...

Thanks for sharing another beautiful and fascinating site with us.

islandwonder said...

The Stupa is very interesting. I have never seen anything like that before.

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful and very interesting place and wonderful captures as always, Rajesh!! Enjoy the new week!

Photo Cache said...

very interesting. i find the stupa very appealing.

Kusum Sanu said...

Very interesting!

ladyfi said...

That's a lovely Buddha.

Lina Gustina said...

Awesome stupa.
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Leovi said...

Nice photos. Awesome place!

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

this has a completely different shape :)

Gary Phillips said...

Another great tour!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Susan Moore said...

Wonderful description of this beautiful Buddhist heritage site. I had to look on a map to find where it is in India - so much to see in India!

photowannabe said...

Such an interesting shape to the temple.
The age of these places just fascinates me.

Leslie: said...

That is quite a UNIQUE building!

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

love the wave of the structure

ROG, ABCW

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a very unique architectural structure. Happy ABC Wednesday and Blessings!

marisol@travelingsolemates said...

Interesting stupa. Its design is very unique to those I have seen in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.

Pheno Menon said...

Not Unusual but a beauty indeed.

PhenoMenon
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Tanya Breese said...

incredible!

Snapperoni :: Photography said...

I'm learning something new about India every week! Fascinating.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wonder what the reason was that this one is less ornamental than others you've shown. Still the carvings that are there are impressive as is the perfectly square building.

janiceadcock said...

Interesting subject. So good of you to share your culture with the group.

Ercotravels said...

wonderful share...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Very different! YAM xx

Wandering Wren said...

...And how amazing that you were able to photograph without any people there, great shots
Wren x

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice place. Thanks for sharing.