Udayagiri, Odisha

Udayagiri
ଉଦୟଗିରି
Udayagiri WIKI.JPG
Main Stupa
Religion
AffiliationBuddhism
StatusPreserved
Location
LocationIndia
StateOdisha
Udayagiri, Odisha is located in India
Udayagiri, Odisha
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Udayagiri, Odisha is located in Odisha
Udayagiri, Odisha
Udayagiri, Odisha (Odisha)
Geographic coordinates20°38′30″N 86°16′09″E / 20°38′30″N 86°16′09″E / 20.6416; 86.2692

Udayagiri (ଉଦୟଗିରି) is the largest Buddhist complex[1] in the Indian state of Odisha. It is composed of major stupas and monasteries (viharas). Together with the nearby complexes of Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri, it is part of Puspagiri University.[2] The heritage sites are also known collectively as the "Diamond Triangle" of the "Ratnagiri-Udayagiri-Lalitgiri" complex.[3] Per epigraphical artifacts found at the site, its historical name was "Madhavapura Mahavihara."[4] This Buddhist complex, preceded by the Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri sites, with their monasteries, is believed to have been active between the 7th and the 12th centuries.[1]

Location

Udayagiri is situated in the foothills, 90 kilometres (56 mi) to the north-east from Bhubaneswar,[4] and 70 kilometres (43 mi) north-east of Cuttack in Jajpur district.[1][3]