Plaaces in news: Thotlakonda
The major part of the famous Mahastupa of the 2,000-year-old Buddhist heritage site of Thotlakonda has recently damaged due to heavy rains in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The dome of the Mahastupa is belonged to Heena Yana stream of Buddhism. The site is a prominent tourist spot with remnants of stupas, chaitya grihas and viharas atop Thotlakonda. It was the epi-centre for spreading Buddhism in other countries like Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia, etc.
Topics: Andhra Pradesh • Architecture • Architecture of India • Buddhist architecture • Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India • Buddhist temples • Chaitya • Indian rock-cut architecture • States and union territories of India • Stupa • Thotlakonda • Visakhapatnam