The twin hills of Sankaram
Sankaram is located about 40 kms away (SW) of Vizag town in Andhra Pradesh, India. The village is known for its ancient Budhhist complex that is spread over two hills, Bojjannakonda and Lingalakonda (konda = hill, in Telugu, the language of Andhra Pradesh). Used by monks from the 1st to 9th centuries AD, the hills are covered with rock-cut caves, stupas, ruins of monastery structures, and reliefs of the Buddha. Bojjannakonda has a two-storey group of rock-cut caves flanked by dwarapalakas (door-keepers) and containing a stupa and gorgeous carvings of the Buddha (some restored). Atop the hill sit the ruins of a huge stupa and a monastery; you can still make out the individual cells where monks meditated. Lingalakonda is piled high with stupas, some of them enormous. (Will upload photos in subsequent posts). Absolute silence pervades the hills which are surrounded by lush green vegetation and vast stretches of paddy fields. Sometimes visited by pilgrims from Sri Lanka, Japan and China, the place attracts few tourists. This is the edge of the Lingalakonda hill with the rock cut Bojjannakonda monastery in the distance. The view was suddenly before me as I turned a corner among the rocks.
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Silvio1953 (109341) 2014-02-03 11:39
Ciao Satya, great view of lovely place, beautiful perspective, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
pajaran (44372) 2014-02-03 14:47
Interesantan tekst o mestu, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na zeleno drvece i stazu koja nas vodi tamo daleko u nepoznato ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto, lepe boje.
An interesting article about the place, with a history and description of the ...
A nice view of green trees and a path that takes us far away into the unknown ...
Good picture, contrast and perspective, nice place indicated, beautiful colors.
All the best.
nikkitta (10462) 2014-02-04 15:16
Interesting note to introduce the capture with the path that gives deepness and perspective going al the way till the far back
Cricri (95421) 2014-02-05 11:05
Une très jolie présentation, j'aime ce chemin entre la végétation qui conduit le regard vers le monument au dessus de la colline, j'aime l'arbre qui coiffe une partie du ciel blanc