Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Apsidal Chaityagriha, Lalitgiri

Lalitgiri Buddhist complex has various structures of religious and architectural importance that have been excavated by the A.S.I.  One such interesting discovery of Buddhist architecture is Apsidal Chaityagriha. 



The brick chaitya griha is apsidal on plan having a structural stupa at the rear end. It has as usual component such as apse, axial and nave. The stupa at the rear end provided with a area around it to go around. The chaitya graham also provided with a stone pavement around it of letter construction as evidence from the excavation. 


This unique structure was believed to be the biggest prayer hall is built sometime between 8th and 12th century A.D.




17 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful photos

George said...

What a fascinating place to visit.

Light and Voices said...

Never have I seen anything like this image. A prayer hall...mmm I love it!
JM, IL-U.S.A.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

A very nice place, and an interesting structure and architecture.

Fotolosopher said...

Sometimes I think I should have been an archaeologist...I love places like this - amazing!

ladyfi said...

Very lovely!

Jeevan said...

Interesting discovery! Well preserved site and nice perspective from you

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Fascinating site!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is quite a site!

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ladyfi said...

Lovely details.

Jim said...

Interesting.

bj said...

Such an interesting spot.

purba chakraborty said...

Fascinating captures :)

ArchanaC Kapoor said...

love the brick work!

Arun Prasadh said...

Interesting place.

Ravish Mani said...

Your pics are tempting me to visit the place. Great clicks :)