Chaitya Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
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
Archaeologists in Telangana have recently unearthed a rare life-sized stucco sculpture from a Buddhist site at Phanigiri in Suryapet. It is considered to be the biggest stucco sculpture found in the excavations in the country till date. The sculpture is about 1.73 metres in height and 35 cm in width. According to officials of department ..
Topics: Architecture • Buddhism • Buddhist architecture • Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India • Chaitya • Indian rock-cut architecture • Phanigiri • Satavahana Dynasty • Sculpture • Telangana • Vihara • Visual arts