Somapura Mahavira

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      8th-century Buddhist monastery in the village of Paharpur, near Rajshahi, northwestern Bangladesh. Covering almost 27 acres (11 hectares) of land, it is one of the largest monasteries south of the Himalayas. Through the 17th century it was an important intellectual centre that was occupied alternately by Buddhists, Jains, and Hindus. Clues to its various inhabitants are found on artwork contained within the Somapura Mahavira’s thick outer walls.
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