Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Comilla: Itakhola Mura (ইটাখোলা মুড়া)

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Saturday, 03 April 2010

itakhula, comilla, bangladesh, mura, archeologicalItakhula Mura from front.

Most of the people used to visit Comilla for the Shalban bihara, and never looked at a beautiful archeological site known as Itakhola Mura (ইটাখোলা মুড়া). This is located just around 200 meters apart from the BARD. It was noon when we have reached there, and the sun was hot and scorching. But there was a gentle breeze that was doing all the parts of cooling for us.

Copied from the internet: Locally the site is known as Itakhola Mura (ইটাখোলা মুড়া). As a result of excavation a ground plan of an east facing Buddhist temple has been exposed. Five building and rebuilding phases have been found in the temple. Besides this the remains of a Vihara has been exposed on northern side of the temple. Among the discovered antiquities are 18 tola solid gold, one silver coin, and a copper plate is noteworthy. Besides these a bust of a large size stucco image which is still insitu. In consideration of the antiquities and architectural features the temple may be dated in 7th to 12th century A.D.

In front of the Mura, you'll find a short note written within Marble Stone.

How to Go:

Itakhola Mura (ইটাখোলা মুড়া) on google map.

This place is near from the BARD. If you read my article regarding of BARD then you'll find the required information that you are looking for.

A plinth.

A statue of Buddha, half body is found.

View of Itakhula Mura from a side.

Itakhola Mura (ইটাখোলা মুড়া),
Village: Kotbari (কোটবাড়ি),
District: Comilla (কুমিল্লা জেলা),
Country: Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ),
GPS coordinate: (23°26'18.96"N, 91° 7'46.19"E)

This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
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