Hill area some 8 km west of Comilla, Bangladesh. It was a centre of Buddhist culture and of extensive building activity in the 6th–13th centuries. Coins, inscriptions and other evidence provide the names of Hindu and Buddhist dynasties that ruled the region: the Khadgas, Devas, kings of Harikela, Chandras, Varmans and Senas. Among the forty-seven archaeological sites are the ruins of seven monasteries, five large shrines and a palace. The earliest dated site is the 8th-century Buddhist monastery and cruciform shrine of Salban Vihara.F. A. Khan: Mainamati (Karachi, 1963) A. M. Chowdhury: Dynastic History of Bengal (Dhaka, 1967) B. M. Morrison: Lalmai, a Cultural Center of Early Bengal: An Archaeological Report and Historical Analysis (Seattle, 1974) N. I. Khan, ed.: Bangladesh District Gazeteers: Comilla (Dhaka, 1977) A. K. M. Zakaria: Bangladesher pratna ṣampad [The archaeological treasures of Bangladesh] (Dhaka, 1984) An Album of Archaeological Relics in Bangladesh (Dhaka, 1984) [excellent pls]...
Donald M. Stadtner
Site in Raipur District, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is noted for its Hindu and Buddhist monuments of the 7th century