Buddhist Ruin site of Pellikonda is located near Mukundapuram and Reganigudem village's in Anandapuram mandal, Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh. As seen from a satellite image the low level Hilltop (50 M) looks like a boomerang in North east to South west orientation.
Large Bricks of dimensions 23 x 10 Centimeter were found at the site. Most of the area was vandalized by Cashew plantations. An extensive study and exploration is needed urgently to preserve and protect this early historic Buddhist site along Gosthani river basin, which is contemporary to Pavurallakonda, Thotlakonda and Bavikonda Buddhist sites in Visakhapatnam district.
Satellite Imagery of Pellikonda Buddhist site
(Coordinates: 17°56'53"N 83°19'44"E)
This site was first explored in 1990's by the State Archaeology Department of Andhra Pradesh and was just left with a documentation and no traces of security are found at the site. As per the observations and data from historians the site may be dated back as a contemporary of Pavurallakonda and other Early Buddhist sites near Bheemunipatnam and Visakhapatnam.
Outline of Stupa Brick Remnants at Pellikonda
During an exploration by historical enthusiasts and freelance archaeologist's in April 2013, Brick remnants, potsherds and columns were found scattered on the flat terraced area towards North east of the Hillock.
View of Pellikonda Buddhist site
Potsherd at Pellikonda Buddhist Site
Brick sized 23 x 10 Centimeter at Pellikonda
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