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Sankaram, Andhra PradeshSankaram

Discover this lovely Buddhist site located 41kms.from Visakhapatnam. The name Snakram comes from the term Sangharama.

Numerous monolithic votive stupas, rock-cut caves, brick-buit structural edifices, early historic pottery and Satavahana coins dating back to the 1st century AD, have been discovered here.

The main stupa was first carved out of a rock and then veneered with bricks. Close by, you can visit other Buddhist site like Bojjanalonda, which has numerous images of Buddha carved on the rock-face of the caves.

At Lingalametta, there are innumerable rock-cut monolithic stupa in rows, spread all over the hill. Other attractions are a relic casket, three chaitya halls, votive platforms, stupas and Vajrayana sculptures. The vihara was active for about 1000 year, spanning the Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana phases of Buddhism.

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