Sirpur, Laxman Temple and Buddha Vihar : Lost City, Chhattisgarh





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ANAND PRABHU KUTI VIHARA : Buddha Vihar

Sirpur was once large buddhist historical site, it has been traced by foreign historians as well. And in budhhist scripts and books there is mention of Sirpur or Sripur.

Finding this excavation site shows the same place, and with more details it will be proved to be great historical achievment. It is said that this place was used for Budhhist preaching and teaching, this could be one kind of university or worship place used for gathering of big events.


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Carvings at the entrance of the Buddha Vihar at Sirpur, Chhattisgarh shows the detailed level architecture of history of Chhattisgarh and its association with Budhha.

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- Surang Tila

Surangtila, Sirpur, ChhattisgarhOriginally uploaded by Ice Cubes


This is one of the most recent excavation at Sirpur, Chhattisgarh. This is the picture of one of the panel on top of a huge platform. Some people call it a temple complex, but I dont agree with them and probably any person with common sense will not agree. Anyways, it is a great site ans although excavation is not carried out in the best possible way, but atleast something has been done. It is still a site worth visiting.

Panchtantra



Depiction of Panchtantra story at an entrance gate in Sirpur, Chhattisgarh


Panchtantra Depicteda at SirpurOriginally uploaded by Ice Cubes


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Narsingh Avatar of Sri Vishu - Hindu God

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 Historical city Sripur



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The ancient city of Sirpur (also called Shirpur) has been mentioned in ancient epigraphic records, dating back to the 5th to the 8th centuries A.D. The city was once the capital of the Sarbhapuriya and Somvanshi Kings of Dakshin (south) Kosala and was an important Buddhist centre. It was even visited by Hiuen Tsang, the great Chinese traveler and scholar, around 635 AD. The small but interesting town of Sirpur has many beautiful temples worth visiting on Sirpur Tour.




Sirpur devi



There is maa sirpur devi Temple depicting Ma Durga.
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Art: Dance and Music

Many stature (murti) found is excavation shows various details of different dance and music art forms. This shows that the Sirpur at some time was related with big kindom dynasty. 



Dakshin (south) Kosala Capital





The ancient city of Sirpur (also called Shirpur) has been mentioned in ancient epigraphic records, dating back to the 5th to the 8th centuries A.D. The city was once the capital of the Sarbhapuriya and Somvanshi Kings of Dakshin (south) Kosala and was an important Buddhist centre. It was even visited by Hiuen Tsang, the great Chinese traveler and scholar, around 635 AD. The small but interesting town of Sirpur has many beautiful temples worth visiting on Sirpur Tour.

Excavation Site More to explore: 

This site of sirpur is significant achievement in Chhattisgarh Archeology.
There are many new locations near Sirpur are being checked by Archeologist. These is significant breakthrough recently by finding Tarighat site near Raipur. This location is just 60-70 km far from Sirpur.


Please check more details about Tarighat.

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This place is located in Mahasamund District of Chhattisgarh(Check districts map), Also 50 kms from Raipur.

Air: (Check Chhattisgarh Airmap)

From Raipur Airport: 70 km by Car.

Train: (Check Chhattisgarh Trainmap)

Raipur Station. - 
Mahasamund Station. - 33 km

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