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Udayagiri is a Buddhist complex in Orissa comprising of major stupas and monasteries (viharas), similar to Ratnagiri, and together with Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri part of Puspagiri University. As per epigraphical artifacts found here, its historical name was “Madhavapura Mahavihara.”[1]

Numerous excavations by the A.S.I.[2] have been conducted since 1958, and continue to this day. During the large excavation from 1997 to 2000, a second part (Udayagiri-2) was discovered with additional stupas and monasteries.[3]

References

  1. See details on the A.S.I. website at [1]
  2. For a list of excavation campaigns, see the details on the A.S.I. website at [2]
  3. See details at [3] as well as the excellent publication by Bimal Bandyopadhyay, listed in the Bibliography.

Bibliography

  • "Excavations at Udayagiri-2 (1997-2000)", Bandyopadhyay, B., 2007, published as SI. No. 100 of the A.S.I.'s "Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of India" [4]

Location

Latitude 20° 38' 45" N | Longitude 86° 16' 25" E

Udayagiri
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Udayagiri
Location of Udayagiri
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Coordinates Template:IndAbbr 20°38′00″N 86°16′00″E / 20.6333°N 86.2667°E / 20.6333; 86.2667
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State Orissa
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)