Swastik Vihar Mahasamund

Swastik Vihar Mahasamund

Swastik Vihar Mahasamund
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This monument is contemporary to Anand Prabhu Kuti Vihar at Sirpur situated at the distance of only 400 meters from the said monument. It is said that being in the shape of Swastika (a holy symbol) it was named as Swastika Vihar. A big sculpture of Lord Buddha is kept here in its sanctum. This beautiful Vihar is of period 7th–8th cent. A.D. This is a brick built Buddhist monastery smaller than Anand Prabhu-Kuti Vihara. This Vihara is of great archaeological value, and is located at 16 kms on the left side of National Highway No. 6, in Mahasamund Distt. near the village Kunari turn. This brick built monastery, is small in size and is a good example of Buddhist art and architecture.
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Sirpur, Mahasamund 493445 India

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AshokMela
Chennai (Madras), India2,317 contributions
Swastik Vihar in Sirpur
Sep 2015 • Solo
Swatik Vihar is the place where Buddhist used to do meditation. The Indian archaeology has done a appreciable job of preserving these places of historic importance. Credit goes to Chattisgarh government as well to promote tourism to these sites.
Written September 7, 2015
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WishtoTraveltheWorld
Washington DC, DC190 contributions
Place to Meditate in the old days
Mar 2015 • Family
To enjoy the Sipur visit one must plan to visit the place when it is not too sunny as the places are in open. Hire a guide to understand the significance of the place. This place was used for deep meditation .
Written April 15, 2015
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anjan s
Raipur, India1,693 contributions
Sirpur : A Goldmine for Archeology
Nov 2012 • Couples
Sirpur,a tiny village in the banks of Mahanadi situated about 85 Kms east of Raipur is a Goldmine for Indian Archeology. The excavations undertakn by Archeological Survey of India have unearthed some of the unique buildings and temples belonging to 7th and 8th century. the Swastic Vihar along with other Buddha Vihars, Rajmahal , Surang Tilla Shiv temple and the magestinc Laxman Temple are worth declaring it as a 'World Heritage Site'. Kudos to the Tourism Department of Govt of Chhattisgarh for taking care of this long neglected site and developing it now with Resorts and Info Centres and Guided Tours. A 5-6 hours tour to this place make you feel like travelling in time. Most important thing is that this place has ruins of both Hindu and Budhdhist origin.
Written November 26, 2012
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