A Buddhist ruin site is located at Krishnapuram village near Padmanabham in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. The site is located on a 50 meter high flat terraced hillock.
Satellite Imagery of Krishnapuram Buddhist site (in yellow)
(Coordinates: 17°59'15"N 83°20'57"E)
This site was explored by me(N. Aditya Madhav) on 19th August 2015 and a team of historical enthusiasts visited the site on 23rd August 2015. The site Photographs were observed by freelance archaeologists and was identified as a site in connection to rock cut cisterns to store rain water during Buddhist times, mostly contemporary with nearby sites of Pellikonda, Pavurallakonda, Cherukupalli and Gudiwada dibba.
Traces of a Rock cut cistern
Some traces of rock cut cisterns, water channel were found towards west side of the hillock facing the river Gosthani, which is 0.5 KM away. There was a small drain towards the foot of the hill, which merges into the river Gosthani.
View of the Hillock
Historical Enthusiasts at the Site
Another Rock cut cistern and channel on the hillock
The rock cut cisterns were filled with gravel and we were unable to detect the exact shape or cluster. This site is on the opposite side of Pellikonda Buddhist site. A letter has been sent to the concerned state archaeological authorities to confirm the date of the site. Hope this site gets some attention and goes through detailed exploration very soon.
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