Phanigiri

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Phanigiri is a Buddhist site in Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh. It dates back to the 1st Century BCE.

Structure[edit]

A mahastupa, votive stupas, apsidal chaitya, sixteen pillared congregation hall, brick shrine and refractory are at a height to the south and west of the site and the viharas, another congregation hall and staircases are at the lower level on the east and north.

Threats[edit]

Antiquities have been stolen from here. It maintained by the State Department of Archaeology and Museums.

Sources[edit]

  • http://museums.ap.nic.in/phanigiri.htm
  • Phanigiri: A Buddhist Site in Andhra Pradesh : an Interim Report, 2001-2007: Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Andhra Pradesh, 2008
  • Shimada, Akira Early Buddhist Architecture in Context: The Great Stupa at Amaravati (ca. 300 BCE-300 CE) vol.43 BRILL p. 200 ISBN 9004232834