|Protected Buddhist Monument|
Salihundam Buddhist Stupa
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||srikakulam|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||srikakulam|
It was known as “Salivatika” (meaning rice emporium). But many called it "Salyapetika" (meaning box of bones or relics). There are a number of Buddhist stupas and a huge monastic complex on a hillock amidst scenic surroundings.
The site was first rediscovered by Gidigu Venkata Ramana moorthy in 1919.
The site was second rediscovered by Ponnana Simhachalam in 2013
During excavations relic caskets, four stupas, a Chaityagriha, structural temples and a number of sculptures reflecting the three phases of Buddhism - Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana were found dating back to about 2nd century BC to 12th century AD.
There is a small gap between the hill stones and it is said that who ever drop a coin(or something like that) there, it will reach Srikuramam temple(Garba Gudi). And it is said that this is used as source of communication in the past.
There is a well at the top of the mornament. Inside the well is located a brick constructed horizontal wall. Down to this is same thing empty which can be easily known by stepping on it. Next is the rumor about this well i.e., there is a treasure inside this well. Don't whether this is true or not.
How to travel
You can start from Srikakulam.
Salihundam Historic Buddhist Remains in Srikakulam District
- "Statue of Tara". The British Museum. Retrieved 2010-06-17.