BUDDHIST SITE AT LANGUDI AND KAIMA HILLS

orissa 11PRESENT SITUATION 
1.     Both sites have partial fencing which is unable to prevent trespassers.
2.     Pilfering of important antiquity is commonly observed.
3.     Antiquities recovered from langudi hills are still kept in open and huts without any essential security.
4.     Domestic animals and children are oftenly found playing around the site.

Location                    :     Langudi and kaima hills in Dharamshala, Distt. Jajpur
Situation                    :    About 90 km from the Mahanadi delta
Under Protection        :     Langudi hills – Archeological Survey of India
:     Kaima hills – State Cultural Department, Orissa
Period                       :     3rd century B.C

Langudi Hills 
Langudi hill was a prominent Buddhist seat of learning that flourished until the 11th century in India. This Buddhist archaeological site embellished with series of rock-cut Buddhist stupas and several early medieval Buddhist monuments and shrines. At Langudi hills the ruins of a brick stupa and a large monastery still exist. All in all, the Buddhist remains on the hill indicate that Langudi was a significant centre of the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana sects of Buddhism.

Kaima Hills
The most fascinating remains of Kaima is a unique rock-cut elephant that rises abruptly over the lower elevation on the eastern limit of the hill, facing the river Kimiria. It has been carved out from live rock with excellent and highly naturalistic craftsmanship. The tentative date of the image has been assigned to the Mauryan era, around the 3rd century B.C.

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