KUSHANA STUPA

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Location : Asandh, Haryana.
District : Karnal.
Also Known As : Jarasandh Ka Qila.


Kusha StupaThe remains of Kushana stupa are located at the village Asandh (ancient Asandivat) about 40-km southwest of Karnal. Asandh has been mentioned in the 'Brahmanas', 'Sutras', 'Ashtadhyayi', 'Mahabharata' etc. and must have been an important town. It has a huge mound, partly covered by the modern town, which yields 'Painted Grey Ware', early historic pottery, Kushana coins and bricks, Yaudheya coins and medieval relics.

The stupa whose remains are locally known as Jarasandha-ka-Kila, must have originally been a very gigantic structure as it still rises to a height of more than 25 meters. If shows a circular drum with an elongated dome. The core was filled up with earth and brickbats between the walls, which formed the spokes. In an exposed section, as many as 44 courses of a circular wall, were noticed. The bricks used are approximately 34 to 35.5 cm x 5 to 6 cm in size. Kushana coins, pottery and other relics have been found from near the stupa site.

How To Get There
Air: The nearest airport is at Delhi.
Rail: The nearest railway station is at Karnal.
Road: Asandh has a bus station of its own.









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