Buddhist site found atop hillock in Andhra Pradesh

DECCAN CHRONICLE, Aug 28, 2017, 2:16

Guntur, India -- A Buddhist site has been discovered atop a hill, Bhairava Gutta, in a tiny village called Putlagudem, in Achampet mandal of Guntur district.

Dr E. Sivanagi Reddy, a Buddhist archaeologist and CEO of The Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati, said the site was found near a dilapidated Venkateswara temple.

The site had six limestone pillars with half lotus medallions and depicted animals and patterns.