There are many panels of sculptures carved in limestone and strewn about the place. The Maha Stupa, also referred to as Adholoka Maha Chaitya or the Great Stupa of the Netherworld, dates from around ... more 
There are many panels of sculptures carved in limestone and strewn about the place. The Maha Stupa, also referred to as Adholoka Maha Chaitya or the Great Stupa of the Netherworld, dates from around the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD. The original stupa would have probably been built during the Ashokan period as some pottery shards were discovered here as well. While some parts of the Ashokan stupa are still intact, the architecture of the later Satavahana period stands out distinctly. less 
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Thu 12 Apr, 2012 6:30 PM IST