Monday, November 7, 2016

Stupa No. 1, Ratangiri

The excavation conducted by Archaeological Survey of India at Ratnagiri have yielded various interesting structures of the during the reign of the Gupta king Narasimha Baladitya in the first half of the sixth century CE. These structures were built till 12th century CE.



One among them is Stupa No 1 located on the south-western flank of the highest part of the hill. This large brick stupa has a 47 feet square base with a height of 17 feet. Sadly the superstructure is missing and it consists of five recesses and six projections. 



It is surrounded by a large number of votive Stupas of varying dimensions. 



There are hundreds of miniature votive stupas decorated with lotus petals and beaded tassels.


25 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful place. Thanks for the post and pics.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures.

Irene said...

Awesome carvings and interesting structures!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Really interesting...

Maggie said...

Hi Rajesh,
What an amazing place to discover, those votive Stupas have such history within them what stories they could tell.
Thanks for taking us to such an incredible place on Mosaic Monday this week.
Maggie.

dhiru guri said...

Nice place to visit.

Sarah said...

All very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Prem Laszlo Shrock Riesbeck Ottino said...

wonderful.

Lady Fi said...

How very lovely.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I don't remember seeing pictures of the miniature carvings before. Beautiful to see.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Wow....this is impressive!

Cloudia said...

Thrilling structures!

NatureFootstep said...

strange place IMO

photowannabe said...

Amazing architecture. Such hard physical labor to build them.

Melody Steenkamp said...

wonderful photo's....I am amazed, every time as I visit you by the beautiful things you have in your country

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carol l mckenna said...

Fascinating post and photos ~ such history ~ thanks,

Wishing you a lovely week ~ ^_^

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow!!!

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Details are awesome.


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Al said...

There's definitely a sense of history in these old structures.

Roger Owen Green said...

has a royal, majestic look
ROG, ABCW

Amit Agarwal said...

Ratnagiri is famous for its Alphonso, and I understand that the exiled King of Burma was kept here..however never knew it has these beautiful historic structures too! Wonderfully captured, Rajesh:) Thank you:)

Jeevan said...

Very interesting discovery! Beautiful coverage on the site

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Interesting site and carvings!

Pushpendra Dwivedi said...

such a beautiful nice pictures capturing

Purba Chakraborty said...

Fascinating pictures :)