Buddhism has played a significant role in the cultural and historical development of Odisha. The state of Odisha has Buddha statues and many ancient forts that tourists and Buddhists come from around the world to visit. Odisha has more than 100 Buddhist heritage sites, the most popular of which are Chandragiri Buddhist Monastery, Ratnagiri Monastery, Udayagiri Buddhist Complex, Kuruma Buddhist Heritage Site, Lalitgiri Buddhist Complex, Dhauli Shanti Stupa and Padmasambhava Mahavihara Monastery is the Buddhist Heritage Monastery Sites in Odisha.

Buddhist Heritage Monastery Sites in Odisha

Dhauli Shanti Stupa & Dhauligiri Hills, Bhubaneswar

Dhauli Shanti Stupa & Dhauligiri Hills, Bhubaneswar

Dhauli hill is situated on the bank of river Daya, which marks the site of a famous historical event. The Kalinga war, which had caused immense bloodshed but subsequently changed the mind of Ashoka from Chandashoka to Dharmashoka. The earliest rock-cut Indian sculpture in the shape of a magnificent elephant out from a solid rock […]

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar

Khandagiri caves & Udayagiri caves are situated on two adjacent hills at Khandagiri in the smart city of Bhubaneswar. The caves of Udayagiri and Khandagiri are called Lena in the Hathigumpha inscription. The famous inscription of emperor Kharavela in Hatigumpha’s wonderful sculptures on the walls of Rani Gumpha at Udayagiri and the Huge statue of […]

Lalitgiri Buddhist Complex, Cuttack

Lalitgiri Buddhist Complex, Cuttack

Lalitgiri has 85 km from Bhubaneswar and 55 km from Cuttack. It is one of the earliest Buddhist complexes, dating back to the 1st century AD. Several votive stupas and stone stupas are located on the top of the rugged. Sandstone hillock dominates the greenery around. The sculptures shed nearby display excavated images, Thrusting light […]

Chandragiri Buddhist Monastery, Gajapati

Chandragiri Buddhist Monastery, Gajapati

Chandragiri Buddhist Monastery is located at a distance of 80 km away from Paralakhemundi. One of the beautiful places and India’s one of the most famous Buddhist temples. In 2010 it was inaugurated by His Highness Dalai Lama. The temple has located in the eastern ghat region of Odisha. The environment of the place is […]

Ratnagiri Monastery, Buddhist Monuments, Jajpur

Ratnagiri Monastery, Buddhist Monuments, Jajpur

Ratnagiri Monastery is the hill of jewels in the district of Jajpur is situated on an isolated hill of the Asia range. It is 90 km from Bhubaneswar through NH No 5 and forms the Buddhist diamond triangle comprising two other sites of Buddhist remains are situated atop a flat hillock sandwiched between the river […]

Langudi Hills, Buddhist Archaeological Site, Jajpur

Langudi Hills, Buddhist Archaeological Site, Jajpur

The Langudi Hill is a hillock in the Asia hill range has situated in Dharmasala Thasil of Jajpur district. It was excavated during 1996- 2001 by the Odishan institute of maritime and south-east Asian studies. Excavations revealed the remains of rock-cut stupas, sculptures, terracotta, figurines, votive stupas, terracotta votive stupas, inscriptions, seals sealings and different […]

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Padmasambhava Mahavihara Monastery, Gajapati

Padmasambhava Mahavihara Monastery, Gajapati

Padmasambhava Mahavihara Monastery is also known as the Thupten Mindrolling monastery located at Jiranga in the Gajapati district. As the main monastery belonging to the Ripa Lineage. It is said to be the largest Buddhist monastery in Eastern India. The Dalai Lama inaugurated it in January 2010. The Chinese invasion and occupation of Tibet in […]

Udayagiri Buddhist Complex, Jajpur

Udayagiri Buddhist Complex, Jajpur

Udayagiri Buddhist Complex is 60 km away from Cuttack via Chandikhol and around 32 km from Jajpur town. The archaeological remains of Udayagiri consist of a brick stupa, two brick monasteries. It is a beautiful stone stepped well with inscriptions on it and rock sculptures at the top of the hill behind chronologically the Udayagiri. […]

Kuruma Buddhist Heritage Site, Konark, Puri

Kuruma Buddhist Heritage Site, Konark, Puri

Kuruma is famous for its Buddhist heritage. It is only 6 km distance from Konark Sun temple and about 45 km from Puri Jagannath temple. Previously it was the center of Buddhist learning and is now under excavation. This place is known as Yama Dharma Pitha. The image of Buddha, Heruka, Avalokiteswatand Trivikaram Vishnuare is […]

Buddha Bihar, Buddhist Temple, Ganiapali, Bargarh

Buddha Bihar, Buddhist Temple, Ganiapali, Bargarh

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 away from Bargarh Town. Historians opine that it was a Buddhist spot in the past. A rare Buddha statue sitting in Lotus […]

Subai Jain Temple, Jainism Monastery, Koraput

Subai Jain Temple, Jainism Monastery, Koraput

The Subai Jain monastery is situated 10 km from Nandapur and 34 km distance from Koraput town. The place is famous for its Jain monastery. There are 5 Jain temples here, and among them are dedicated to Mahavira, Parshvanatha, Rishabhanatha and other pilgrims. Besides this, an image of four armed Tara also stands in the cell, which recalled […]

Sun Temple, Konark, Puri

Sun Temple, Konark, Puri

The famous sun temple in India is located in the Puri district of Odisha state. The Sun temple at Konark is about 35 kilometres distance from Lord Jagannath Temple Puri. Konark is a small village to the south of the Mahanadi delta in the Puri district. It is situated on the east coast of India […]