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Protected Buddhist Monument
Salihundam Buddhist Stupa
Salihundam Buddhist Stupa
Salihundam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Salihundam is located in India
Location in Andhra Pradesh, 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
State Andhra Pradesh
District Srikakulam
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 532405
Nearest city Visakhapatnam
Lok Sabha constituency Srikakulam
Vidhan Sabha constituency Srikakulam

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, thought to have been erected 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 dieties 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 (March 31, 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.