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ADURRU (BUDDA STHUPAS)

Adurru (or locally DubarajuGudi) is a 2400 year old Buddhist site in Razole taluk of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh close to the banks of river Vainetaya, a tributary of river Godavari river very close to the Bay of Bengal.

The foundation of the stupa here was laid by Sanghmitra, Ashoka’s daughter on her way to Sri Lanka.

This site was excavated by Archaeological Survey of India in 1923. The operation unearthed several stupas, chaityas and viharas. The Mahastupa, built on wheel shaped plan 17 feet in diameter with a raised platform running all around the drum and Ayaka platforms on cardinal directions.