InVisakhapatnam.com Logo
Search Location Visakhapatnam
Classifieds & Shopping PortalHome | Jobs | Classifieds | Shopping | Realestate | Second Sales | Tourism | Contact Us
Hidoot.com - Online Classifeids Portal, Indias No1 Local Classifieds
Bojjannakonda- Tourism Photo Gallery in Visakhpatnam, Vizag

BOJJANNAKONDA


Opening Timings : 9:00am - Closing Timings : 8:30pm.

Near by : Hotels | Bike Rentals | Restaurants | Travels

Bojjannakonda Tourism / Tourist Information

Bojjannakonda and Lingalakonda are two Buddhist rock-cut caves on adjacent hillocks, situated near a village called Sankaram, which is a few kilometres away from Anakapalle, Vishakhapatnam in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The sites are believed to date between 4th and 9th Century A.D, when Buddhism is the majority religion of Sankaram (Sangharam as it was called then). The original name of Bojjannakonda is Buddina Konda.

Sankaram, a small village, is situated about a mile to the east of Anakapalli in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. A short distance to the north of the village are two hills, the one on the east called Bojjannakonda and the other on the west called Lingalakonda, both of which are surrounded by paddy fields. The hills contain numerous monolithic stupas, rock-cut caves, chaityas and monasteries forming one of the most remarkable Buddhist establishments in Andhra Pradesh during the period from the 4th to the 9th Century CE. The name of the village Sankaram is evidently a corruption of Sangharam (Boudha-arama, i.e., vihara) as these Buddhist establishments are generally known.

This is the eastern hill. It is covered with a large group of monolithic stupas surrounding the rock-cut platforms of the Maha stupa The dome of the stupa is found constructed of brick.

It was excavated under the ages of Alexander Rim in 1906. Interesting aspect of this site is it feature all three phases of Buddhism i.e. Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana.

Groups of rock-cut and brick stupas and small chaityas surround this stupa. In two of the brick stupas, stone relic caskets in the form of miniature stupas were found. There is also a stone [Linga being the name locally applied to the stupa]. An image of the Goddess Hariti is found at the foot of the hill as per the archaeological sources.

On this hill there are six rock-cut caves of which some have sculptured panels. One main cave has sixteen pillars, or which five are broken, and it enshrines a monolithic stupa in the centre. There is a pradakshina-patha around it. On the ceiling over the stupa is a carving of a chhatra, i.e., umbrella which was originally connected with the top of the stupa, the shaft being now lost. Above this cave, is an upper storey with the figures of Buddha. In all, on this hill [Bojjannakonda], there are six rock-cut caves of which some have sculptured panels. Most panels consists of a seated Buddha and attendants.

REVIEWS & RATINGS

Tourist Places in Visakhapatnam (Vizag)



ANANTHAGIRI

KAILASAGIRI

ROSS HILL

Anantha Padmanabha Swamy

KALI TEMPLE

RUSHIKONDA BEACH

Annavaram

Kambalakonda Tourism Park

Shilparamam

APPIKONDA

Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary

SIMHACHALAM

ARAKU VALLEY

KURUPAM TOMB

Sivaji Park

BAVIKONDA

lambasingi

Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Temple

BHEEMILI BEACH

Light House

Sri Venkateswara Swamy

BHEEMUNIPATNAM

LUMBINI PARK

SUBMARINE MUSUEM

Bojjannakonda

Matsya Darshini Acquarium

Tatipudi Reservoir

BORRA CAVES

Matsyagundam

Tenneti Beach Park

Chaparai

MUDASARLOVA

TOTLAKONDA

City Central Park

Mudasarlova Reservoir

Tribal Museum

Devipuram

MUTYALAMPALEM BEACH AND CREEK

TYDA

DOLPHINS NOSE

PADERU

Upamaka Temple

Dutch Cemetery

PAVURALA KONDA

VICTORY AT SEA

GANGAVARAM BEACH

Punyagiri Temple

VISAKHA MUSEUM

GEO PARK (ERRAMATTI DIBBALU)

RAMAKRISHNA MISSION

VISAKHAPATNAM

Harbor

RAMAKRISHNA MISSION BEACH

VUDA PARK

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Rama Naidu Film Studio

Yarada Beach

ISKCON Temple

Reviews and Ratings
Select Your Rating :
Write Your Review  
Name : 
Phone No. : 
+91
Enter OTP : 
  Septic Tank Cleaners | Ladies Hostels | Catering | Bridal Makeup Artists | Transporters | Surgicals | LED, LCD TV Repair Service | Bike Rentals | Laptop Sales | Maggam Works
  Water Purifiers Dealers in Guntur / Painters in Hyderabad / Bike Rentals in Visakhapatnam, Vizag / Bridal Makeup and Mehendi Artists / Industrial Security Services / Packers and Movers in Warangal / Packers and Movers in Tirupati / Packers and Movers in Nellore / Packers and Movers in Kurnool / Packers and Movers in Khammam / Packers and Movers in Kakinada / Packers and Movers in Hyderabad / Packers and Movers in Guntur / Packers and Movers in Eluru / Packers and Movers in Ananthapur / Septic Tank Cleaners in Vijayawada / Septic Tank Cleaning Services in Nizamabad / Nellore Septic Tank Cleaners / Septic Tank Cleaners in Kakinada / Septic Tank Cleaners in Hyderabad / Furniture Shops in Vijayawada / Packers and Movers in Proddatur / Orphanages in Mangalagiri, Guntur / Packers and Movers in Vijayawada / Septic Tank Cleaners in Visakhapatnam, Vizag /
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Feedback | Contact Us
© InVisakhapatnam.com is a product of SRI SAI SOLUTIONS, Visakhapatnam. Developed and Maintained by SRI SAI SOLUTIONS. All Rights Reserved.