Bavikonda, Vizag

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Bavikonda (Hill of well, Bavi- Well and Konda- Hill) is also a Buddhist site located on a hill about 15kms northeast of the city. Bavikonda Monastery flourished between 3rd century BC and 3rd century AD. This place has remains of an entire Buddhist complex, with 26 structures belonging to three phases. A piece of bone stored in a pot was recovered from here that is supposed to be a part of the mortal remains of the Buddha. Also large quantity of ash, charcoal and earthenware with three abandoned water tanks were found in this place. A Hinayana school of Buddhism was practiced here.


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