Moynamoti Shalban Bihar - Comilla

Shalban Bihar


About Shalban Bihar:

This site previously was known as Salban Rajar bari, in English which means the house of Shalban's King. But after the excavation a ground plan of a Buddhist monastery (measuring 550' x 500') with 115 monastic cells was exposed. After that it is now popularly known as Salban Vihara or Bihar. A dominant central shrine and its monumental gate way on the north is its special attraction.


From one of the terracotta sealing, we came to know that this monastery was built by Sri Bhava Deva, the 4th ruler of the early Deva dynasty during mid 8th century A.D.; So during its hey-day it was called Bhava Deva Maha Vihara. The antiquities recovered during the excavation are now displayed at the Moynamoti Museum.


Shalban Bihar


How to reach at Shalban Bihar:

First you have to come to Comilla. You can reach at Comilla by bus or train. Its around 2 hours bus or train journey. I have gone there by bus. From my experience, Asia Lines and Tisha are the two affordable transport facilities that you can use. It will cost you 110 Taka per person.


Moynamoti in google map.



The final destination of the bus is Comilla town, but it will be better for you to get down at Comilla Cantonment. Cause its nearer from Comilla Cantonment rather than Comilla town. Take a CNG/battery driven auto rickshaw to reach near the Moynamoti from there.


Shalban Bihar


To enter the Shalban Bihar you'd require to buy a ticket. It will cost you 10 Taka per person. You can enjoy your time until the time is up. It's a picnic spot, and lot of students from different schools use to gather here as a purpose of study tour.


Shalban Bihar



Maynamati Museum:

Beside the Shalban Bihara you'll find a museum affluent with collection from the excavation of the Archeological sites. Like other museum, you are not allowed to use any Camera inside. You have to buy a ticket to enter the Museum. Each person will cost 10 Taka. We have there only for five minutes as we were running out of time!


Shalban Bihar



After visiting the Rupban Mura, we have headed towards the famous archaeological site at Moynamoti, Comilla. We have hired a battery driven auto rickshaw. It was a very short ride as it was very near from there.


Shalban Bihar


Shalban Bihar


Shalban Bihar


Maynamati Comilla



Maynamati Comilla



Maynamati Comilla



Shalban Bihar & Moynamoti Museum,
Village: Moynamoti,
District: Comilla,
Country: Bangladesh,
GPS coordinate: (23°25'34.75"N, 91° 8'15.65"E)


This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/



Saturday, 03 April 2010


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