Other ruins dot the countryside here, but about 15km southwest of Somapuri Vihara, in the small village of Dwipganj, is the second-most...
The 20m-high remains of the moss-hewn, red-brick stupa rise from the centre of the huge monastery complex at Somapuri Vihara. The...
Lonely Planet review
The small museum gives a good idea of the range of cultures that have used this site. Stucco Buddha heads unearthed here are similar to the Gandhara style of Indo-Hellenic sculpture from what is now northwestern Pakistan. Sculptural work includes sandstone and basalt sculptures, but the stonework of Hevagara in passionate embrace with Shakti is the collection’s finest item. The most important find, a large bronze Buddha, is usually away wooing fans on a seemingly endless world tour.