Excavations at Sirpur, Chhattisgarh

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Indian Archaeological Society , New Delhi
StatementA.K. Sharma
SeriesSpecial report -- no. 1, 2007
ContributionsIndian Archaeological Society
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LC ClassificationsDS486.S572 S53 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination50 p., [14] p. of plates :
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Open LibraryOL24525641M
LC Control Number2010319506

Sirpur is a small village located in the state of Chhattisgarh, situated on the banks of river Mahanadi. It is 35 km away from the Mahasamund district and around 78 km away from the city of Raipur, which is the capital of Chhattisgarh.

The village of Sirpur is an archaeological wonder. Sirpur was an ancient city in early 1st millennium AD and is famous for its archaeological ruins containing Hindu and Buddhist monuments from the early centuries AD to 12th centuries in Mahasamund district of the state of Chhattisgarh, India.

Located near an eponymous village, it is 78 kilometres (48 mi) east of Raipur, the capital of the state. The ruins are located near the banks of the Location: Sirpur, Mahasamund district, Chhattisgarh, India. Excavations at Sirpur, Chhattisgarh Issue 1 of Special report (Indian Archaeological Society) Author: Arun Kumar Sharma: Contributor: Indian Archaeological Society: Publisher: Indian Archaeological Society, Original from: University of Minnesota: Digitized: Apr 7, Length: 50 pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

Sirpur is a village in Mahasamund district in the state of Chhattisgarh 35 km from Mahasamund city and 78 km away from Raipur on the banks of the river Mahanadi. Sirpur was capital of Panduvanshi dynasty in ancient times. The village hosts the Sirpur Group of Monuments consisting of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain temples and monasteries.

These are dated from the 5th to 12th y: India. Sirpur Group of Monuments are an archaeological and tourism site containing Hindu and Buddhist monuments from the 5th to 12th centuries in Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh book state of Chhattisgarh, India.

Located near an eponymous village, it is 78 kilometres (48 mi) east of Raipur, the capital of the state. The site is spread near the banks of the river on: Sirpur, Mahasamund district, Chhattisgarh, India.

Excavating The Story of Sirpur For a place named after wealth, Sirpur has clearly witnessed, Excavations at Sirpur continues to witness, vastly varying tides of fortune. However, the largest temple complex in Sirpur is that of Surang Tila, dated to the 7th century CE.

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Fascinatingly, the temple is made of white stone and before excavation (until ), locals used it as a soil mound with tunnels (surang).Buddhist monuments include Ananda Prabha Vihara, a temple and a monastery built by Bhikshu Anand Prabhu (according to inscriptions) with sponsorship.

About the Book The book "Sculptur Art of Sirpur" gives a detailed description of Brahmanical, Buddhist, Jain and secular sculptures recovered from Sirpur in Chhattisgarh. Both minor and major sculptures show an advanced sculptural art with a linga of native art that flourished in Chhattisgarh right from 2nd C.

B.C. Sirpur Tourist Guide - An Archeological Wonder. Sirpur is located in lush-green vicinity of the Bar Nawapara sanctuary on the beautiful banks of the river Mahanadi, about 50 kms from capital Raipur. Sirpur or Shripur, also called the city of wealth dates back to Fifth and the Eighth century A.D.

Archaeological sites of Chattishgarh Malhar Malhar is a small town situated in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh, India.

It has archaeological significance. It is 40 km away from Bilaspur by road. In Malhar, many ancient temples have been found, such as the Pataleshwar temple, the Devri temple & the Dindeshwari temple.

Ancient deposits and Jain memorials. How to reach Sirpur: Sited on the bank of Mahanadi, Sirpur is some 84 km from Raipur, Capital of Raipur, There are very few (one of two in a day) direct buses to Sirpur so one should board a bus to Mahasamund (Once in an hour till PM, 2 hours) and then get connection slow bus to Sirpur (Infrequent, 1 hour).

Alternatively one can also hop into any bus going towards Orissa. If you wish to stay at Sirpur for your Chhattisgarh tour then there is only one guest house. So make sure you book it as soon as possible. There are many hotels and guest houses in Raipur and you can easily head off for a day tour to Sirpur.

It is, however, recommended to stay at Sirpur. He worked in Sirpur excavations for five years. He Directed the Excavation at Madku-Dweep in and report has published by the Directorate.

He is the co- author of the books 'Buddhist Bronzes from Sirpur' and 'Secular Monuments of Sirpur' and author of many research articles. Presently he is working in Rajim excavations since Sirpur village is a major archaeological site along Mahanadi River.

It was visited in by Alexander Cunningham, a colonial British India official. The location is mentioned in the memoirs of the Chinese traveler Xuanzang as a location of monasteries and temples.

the excavations in carried Sirpur: Chhattisgarh’s Medieval Secret The Buddhsit monastery at Sirpur, which dates back to the 8th century CE, is one Buddhist Monuments Of Sirpur 1st Published Book Mediafile Sirpur was an ancient city in early 1st.

However, Raipur and Sirpur are not well connected. During the festival days, tourism department runs special buses to bring in tourists and the same buses take you back in the night. During non-festival days, the best way is to book a cab and come.

Since, many of the excavation. Sirpur, located on the banks of the Mahanadi River, 85 kilometers from Raipur, has a very particular aura, rather mysterious and ineffable.

Perhaps it’s because this abandoned city is so old, or because it is unveiling its secrets only sparingly Sirpur was once called Shripur, which is the ‘city of abundance’.

Chhattisgarh History has always been told in whispers, not heard by many. This book reveals many aspects of a kingdom, situated close to Raipur that thrived between 5th and 11th Century.

The book is the result of painstaking excavation of the erstwhile capital which seemed to been destroyed in an earthquake in 11th /12th s: 1. Sirpur ("Lost City of Budha") is in India. ==Understand== Chhattisgarh Government describes that the excavations at Sirpur led to the discovery of a rare treasure of ancient heritage, from King’s palace to numerous Siva and Vishnu temples, Buddha and Jaina Viharas to large dwelling houses for all classes, Sirpur has an endless list of excavated sites.

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.

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The Surang Teela Temple, Sirpur is a religious site as well as one of the mysterious archaeological sites discovered during excavation in the historic city of Sirpur in Chhattisgarh state.

This 7th century pyramid rupee temple built on a high mound came into existence during an excavation conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India in "Sirpur is well known for its archaeological monuments and ancient temples.

To promote its heritage, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) had started the national-level dance and musical festival. SIRPUR (Chhattisgarh): A nondescript town on the banks of river Mahanadi in Chhattisgarh, Sirpur, is all set to catapult to international limelight as the excavations.

Sirpur is really a must of Chhattisgarh, as much by its rich past as by its vestiges.

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You should complete the visit with the reserve of Barnawapara, where it is pleasant to spend a few days in search of wild animals and on the tracks of Rama with Valmiki’s ashram and the. Sirpur had been known as Shripur in ancient period, and was the capital of the Kingdom of Somvanshi Kings of Southern Kaushal Dynasty.

The 22 Shiva temples, 4 Vishnu temples, 10 Bodhi Vihars and 3 Jain Vihars are there in Sirpur. There also are ruins of ancient Ayurvedic bath tubs/bathrooms found during the excavations at Sirpur. Surang Tila: Historical Place - See 24 traveler reviews, 64 candid photos, and great deals for Sirpur, India, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews.

The excavation at Sirpur, the ancient capital city Sripur of the South Kosal revealed about 9 Viharas, Sculptures, 79 Bronze idols and other antiquities. In retrospect a study of Buddhist remains in Chhattisgarh (South Kosal ancient name) reveals that Buddhist establishment flourished in this area.

Sirpur is a historical site in Chattisgarh where recent excavations have revealed beautiful temples,monasteries,market places,sculptures and this video i. Surang tila, Historical Place, Sirpur, mahasamund, Chhattisgarh, Tourist spot of mahasamund, Chhattisgarh Tourism, Historical Place of Chhattisgarh, Echhattisgarh Suraj manikpuri Jul.

Surang Tila: Visit only if you love history - See 24 traveler reviews, 64 candid photos, and great deals for Sirpur, India, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews. Visit at Sirpur and Turturia. After the breakfast we will go to sight seen for sirpur and Night Stay at in Chhattisgarh is famous for the first temple in India to be built with bricks- the Laxman also is home to several other structures of great archaeological importance.Where the eternal river flow and the natural slopes add to the allure, the city of Sirpur lies in its everlasting beauty.

This off the radar travel destination is one of the perfect cites to visit on your Chhattisgarh tour. Located by the banks of a river, Sirpur is a great place to visit on your tour of Chhattisgarh.ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 80 pages: illustrations (black and white, and color), maps (black and white) ; 25 cm.