Ganiapali is one of the rare Muchalinda Buddha Bihars of India situated in the Bargarh district of Odisha state. It is situated near the confluence of the Ang and the Magar Rivers, and 63 km distance from Bargarh Town. Historians opine that it was a Buddhist spot in the past. A rare Buddha statue sitting in Lotus Posture with a snake on his head with its hood expanded to attract tourists. According to History that Buddhism spread in Western Odisha between the 2nd century BC and the 6th century BC. Ganiapali Buddha Bihar is a famous Buddhist temple in Bargarh, Odisha.
The monastery have a Muchalinda statue of the Buddha and another depicting the Buddha in the pose of giving the first sermon at Sarnath. Many Shiva Lingam can also be found in the Ganiapali Buddha Bihara Premices. Ganiapali Buddha Bihar is One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Odisha.
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