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Langudi hills are low hills about 90 km from the Mahanadi delta in Jajpur and Cuttack districts in the state of Orissa. The hillside is famous for housing atop the ruins of Pushpagiri University or Puspagiri Mahavihara (2nd century BC to 10th century AD), an important Buddhist centre of advance learning in ancient India, which bloomed in the country until the 11th century.


The whole Pushpagiri University is sprawling over 3 campuses atop the 3 adjoining hills – Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri, and Udayagiri. The excavations have revealed the structures here older and larger than the contemporary higher learning centre like Nalanda and Vikramashila. However, the ruins of Puspagiri University were found out much later than those of Takshila and Nalanda.


Spread over three hilltops, the actual Mahavihara campus bears numerous stupas, monasteries, temples and sculptures made in the Gupta period architectural style. A tributary of the River Brahmani in Orissa, the River Kelua flows towards the north-east of Langudi hills. The river offers a scenic background to the Mahavihara.

 

Major Attractions:

The major attractions of the Langudi are a number of Stupas, Monasteries, Motifs and Sculptures resting in Ratnagiri, Udayagiri and Lalitgiri.

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Langudi hills are low hills about 90 km from the Mahanadi delta in Jajpur and Cuttack districts in the state of Orissa.