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Chandavaram is about 150 km from Vijayawada and 75 km from Ongole. Lying on the right bank of the Gundlakamma River, Chandavaram is famous as a Buddhist site. A double terraced stupa, which is unique in its elevation, is seen on the top of a hillock known as Singarayakonda. The excavations at this place have found over 24 beautifully decorated Buddhist slabs, stupa built on terraced platform, apsidal Chaityagriha (place of worship), votive stupas, viharas (a domicile for Buddhist monks), drum slabs, Satavahana coins, Brahmi label inscriptions and other momentous cultural materials which dates back to 2nd Century BC.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Prakasam
Location: Ongole

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