Ancient Temples & Buddhist Structures Discovered In MP’s Bandhavgarh Forest Reserve

Bandhavgarh Forest Reserve
by Shreya Ghosh
by Shreya Ghosh 250

If you love history and are passionate about what’s happening in the world of archeology, then we have interesting news to share with you. Who doesn’t know about Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh Forest Reserve, right? The Archaeological Survey of India discovered something very exciting there recently and we have all the details to share with you. The discoveries include many interesting sculptures, inscriptions, and a lot more.

Ancient Remains & Structures Discovered In Bandhavgarh Forest Reserve

Nestled around 500 km from Bhopal, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is the location of exploration. The Archaeological Survey of India discovered remains of Buddhist structures, inscriptions, ancient temples, caves, ancient sculptures, inscriptions, and a lot more here. Besides, the team explored a huge area of around 170 sq km of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh and found all these ancient remains. After 1938, this was the first time when this place was explored in search of such ancient foundings. Also, the ASI team worked in this area for a time period of extending a month. An interesting fact about this region is that no people can enter this area.

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What Did The Archaeological Survey Of India Discover?

  • They unraveled 26 remains of temples of the Kalachuri period this time.
  • ASI also documented 26 ancient caves dated back to the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD in the recent exploration.
  • They found two votive stupas as well.
  • In addition, they discovered 46 new sculptures.

Archaeological Survey of India shared the details about the discoveries on Wednesday taking to their official Twitter account. In 3 continued tweets, they shared all the details of this recent exploration in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Check out the first tweet here that provides the number of discoveries unraveled by the ASI team.

Tweets By The ASI:

In the second tweet by ASI, they shared that the findings are from the ancient times when Maharaja Bhattadeva, Maharaja Pothasiri, and Shri Bhimsena were in their reigning period. Names of these kings were found in ancient inscriptions. Furthermore, the places mentioned in the unraveled inscriptions are Kaushambi, Mathura, Pavata (Parvata), Sepatanaairikaa, and Vejabharada.

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In addition, ASI shares that the Jabalpur Circle of ASI conducted this exploration project.

Here’s everything you need to know about these discoveries. Did you find these fascinating?

Cover Image Courtesy: Archaeological Survey of India