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Protected Buddhist Monument
Salihundam Buddhist Stupa
Salihundam Buddhist Stupa
Salihundam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Salihundam is located in India
Salihundam (India)
Coordinates: 18°20′00″N 84°03′00″E / 18.33333°N 84.05000°E / 18.33333; 84.05000Coordinates: 18°20′00″N 84°03′00″E / 18.33333°N 84.05000°E / 18.33333; 84.05000
Country India
StateAndhra Pradesh
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest cityVisakhapatnam
Lok Sabha constituencySrikakulam
Vidhan Sabha constituencySrikakulam

Salihundam, a historically important Buddhist monument and a major tourist attraction[1] is a village lying on top of the hill on the south bank of the Vamsadhara River. It is about 9 miles from Srikakulam.

There are numerous Buddhist stupas, discovered in 1919 by Gidugu Venkata Rama Murthy. Four stupas, relic caskets, and architectural shrines were discovered during digging performed by state authorities, as well as sculptures of Buddhist deities Mareechi and Tara.[2] All of the remnants were built between the 2nd century and 12th century, reflecting the different times of Buddhism: Mahayana, Theravada and Vajrayana.

Salihundam is one of the main Buddhist excavation sites, due to its status as showing evidence that Buddhism thrived in the local area during the 2nd and 3rd centuries.

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  1. ^ Rao, K. Srinivasa (31 March 2014). "Srikakulam waits for tourism package". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  2. ^ Archaeological Survey of India. "Archeological Survey of India". Hyderabad Circle. Retrieved 1 August 2017.