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Ratnagiri-entrance to main shrine


Ratnagiri in Orissa, is the site of an ancient Buddhist monastery. In the late 1960s, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered the site, which features two monasteries and a huge stupa (dome shaped structure housing a holy relic)




    • Love Indian monuments for that reason.

      However, most of them are in a dilapidated state. I guess being subject to the actions of several invaders over the years results in broken and crumbling remnants of once glorious structures.

      Must say that the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India, in charge of preservation and repair) is doing a decent job.

      Sadly, I suspect the entrance in this case hasn’t been repaired with stone. You see the gray parts? I think that just might be cement ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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