Report of a Tour in the Gorakhpur District in 1875-76 and 1876-77 (Volume 18)

9781235782862: Report of a Tour in the Gorakhpur District in 1875-76 and 1876-77 (Volume 18)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1883 Excerpt: ... lage.' Immediately to the south of the road, exactly opposite to Bhopa, and about half a mile to the west of Chaord, there are three high conical mounds of brick, which are evidently the ruins of stupas. Again, about half a mile to the south-west of the last-named mounds, there is a considerably extensive mass of ruins, including also some high conical mounds of brick, in a grove of high trees and jangal. Close to the southward of these ruins there is a village where a Sikh lives who possesses a grant of land conferred upon him by Government for some act of gallantry. About 2 miles to the westnorth-west from the last-named ruins, in the middle of a forest, and near the left or eastern bank of the Pharend or Purcen river, there is a smallish mound of ruins, on which there is'a Thdna of Devi, called Tarkulahi-ki-Devi-ki-Thdn, where a great fair or mela is held every year. I have thus given a full and particular description of the country and the forests between and along four different rivers, the Rapti, the Gorra, the Phare'nd or Purcen, and the Mdnjhne. to.--KUSINAGARA. After leaving Chaora and Bhopa I went straight to Gorakhpur, where I remained from June to November. In the month of November I started for Kasya, and pitched my camp near the blackstone statue of Buddha Bhikshu, among the ruins of Kusinagara? This blackstone image has already been described in General Cunningham's Archaeological Report of the years 1861-62; but as General Cunningham did not make any thorough excavations at the supposed site of Kusinagara, he was desirous that I should do so, in order to obtain some actual or more certain or conclusive proofs that this was really the site of Kusinagara, which up to that time could not be said to be absolutely certain. It will now, therefore,...

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