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| Last Updated:: 02/01/2016

Kotturu Dhanadibbalu and Pandavula Guha

 

 

 

 

Kotturu Dhanadibbalu & Pandavula Guha is an ancient Buddhist site near Kotturu village of Visakhapatnam District in Seemandhra. This is an ancient Buddhist remain site with a Maha Stupa and remains of Vihara's along with a small portion of rock cut cave used by Buddhist monks during 1st  century BC to 2nd  century AD on the hilly forest area. It lies along the banks of River Sarada.

 

 

 

 

This place is locally known as "Dhanadibbalu”. Still excavations are to be done by the archaeology department at this site to excavate the viharas and minor edicts. Small rock cisterns are present very near to the Maha stupa, which is at the entrance of the hillock and at a further distance one can see the ruined mounds of Vihara with scattered bricks. From there one can reach the rock-cut caves with small (nearly 5) portions (locally known as pandavula guha, due to the resemblance with the number of accommodation in the cave).

 

 

 

 

 

Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotturu_Dhanadibbalu