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A Past Glory of Buddhism: Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur


Language: English

Evidence of the rise of Mahayana Buddhism in Bengal from the 7th century onwards, Somapura Mahavira, or the Great Monastery, was a renowned intellectual centre until the 12th century. Its layout perfectly adapted to its religious function, this monastery-city represents a unique artistic achievement. With its simple, harmonious lines and its profusion of carved decoration, it influenced Buddhist architecture as far away as Cambodia.


on this subject: WHC documents about this site


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Place/region: Bangladesh, Asia and the Pacific
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV
 

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UMAS reference: AVFONDS-000249-NHK-322
Source ref.: 322
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation