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Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar

Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar, Mahasamund is the most famous amongst all Sirpur's Buddhist vihars. The historical and picturesque city of Mahasamund is a municipality in the Mahasamund District. The Mahasamund District possesses a tribal population of 28.9%. The different types of tribes living in the district are Pardhi, Binjhwar, Dhanwar, Halba, Kamar, Kanwar, Kharai, Munda, Bahalia, Saur, Saharia, Sonar, Sanwara, Kharwar and Bhujia. There is a great scope for intense mining activity as Granite rocks and Limestone rocks are found in the district.

History:

Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar, Chhattisgarh was constructed by a follower of Buddha named Bhikshu Anand Prabhu. Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar, Mahasamund was constructed during the period of Mahashivgupt Balarjun.

Description:

Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar, Mahasamund is a fourteen room Buddhist vihar. The main entrance of Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar is adorned and beautified by a dwarpaal (doorkeeper) carved in stone pillars. There are two dwarpaals on either side of the entrance. The inside of the vihar displays a six feet tall statue of Buddha touching the earth. The fourteen rooms in the vihar are exquisitely and elegantly decorated. Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar is a huge crowd puller and attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world and from all across India.