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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PAHARPUR- THE LARGEST BUDDIST SEAT OF LEARNING

Paharpur is a small village situated in west of Jamalganj in the Rajshahi district of Bangladesh where the remains of the most main and the biggest known monastery south of the Himalayas has been excavated. The entire establishment, occupying a quadrangular court, measuring more than 900ft and from 12  to 15 feet In height, With elaborate gateway complex in the north there are 45 cell on the north and 44 in each of the other three sides with a total number of 177 rooms. The structural design of the pyramidal cruciform temple is profoundly influenced by those of South-East asia, especially Myanmar and Jave. It taken its name from high heap which looked like Pahar. A museum built recently houses the representative collection of things recovered from the area. the excavated findings have also been preserved at the Varendra Research Museum at Rajshahi. The antiquities of the museum included terra-cotta plaques, images of different goods and goddesses, potteries, coin inscriptions, ornamental bricks and other objects. It is very attractive place for the visitors from home and abroad.