Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mahastupa, Lalitgiri

Lalitgiri Buddhist complex has various structures of religious and architectural importance that have been excavated by the A.S.I.  One such luminous piece of Buddhist architecture is Mahastupa. 



This giant circular stupa of Mahavira built between 1st to 12th century A.D is at the top of the Pushpagiri hill. Inside the brick stupa two relic caskets kept in a container made of Khandolite stone were found. The discovery of relic caskets was the first of its kind in the eastern India.



A climb of approximately 50 steps takes one close to this stupa.

27 comments:

bj said...

O MY GOODNESS...how impressive. I would love to see this in person.
Thanks for sharing your photos...

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

informative...

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

woah that is quite a climb!
interesting looking structure :)

Fotolosopher said...

When you say "relic casket," are you referring to the same kind of thing as Roman Catholic "relics" that are kept in their churches - the bones, etc., of sainted people?

Shesha Chaturvedi said...

Did you explore this Stupa from inside? I am curious about it. Where exactly it is situated I.e. the state?

George said...

This looks like a fascinating place to visit. I'm glad its has been preserved.

Light and Voices said...

I enjoyed the photo of woman in colorful top going down the staircase very much. Camera. Action. You got it.
JM, IL-U.S.A.

Jeevan said...

Well built stupa! Nice captures

Rajesh said...

Fotolosopher: Yes you are correct.
Shesha: There is no opening to this Stupa that I could see.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post and photos, as always, Rajesh!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great structure and so old.

Thomas Lee said...

Nicely build stupa,must be for an important person

Photo Cache said...

The shape is pretty unusual from the ones you usually feature.

ladyfi said...

So impressive!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, interesting work of Buddhist architecture!

joshidaniel.com said...

great information :)

Ileana said...

Interesting and impressive!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Wonderful views of a fascinating place, Rajesh!

bettyl-NZ said...

What an amazing find. It's interesting that history was hidden away like that.

Arun Prasadh said...

Nice place.

Abhijit Ray said...

Very nice picture. Thank you for sharing.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Have visited the place...amazing!

Yogi Saraswat said...

This time only two photos ?

harshita joshi said...

Fantastic

Ravish Mani said...

Didn't know about it. Thanks for sharing :)

Anita said...

I loved visiting this amazing site in Odisha, India.
Do share the name of the state & country too for the benefit of those who are not aware :)