Patna is a wonderful traditional-cum-modern city. It has a rich history which gives it a unique place in the Indian history. One who has lived in Patna always misses its warmth and charm. There is a large number of Patnaites who have mere became a on-off visitor to the city due to their busy life schedule. This blog is an attempt to put the various aspect of Patna through visual mode.
Kumhrar Park Photos
Kumhrar Park is a protected place by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) where the ruins of the 80-pillared hall of Mauryan era was discovered.
A pillar is kept for demonstration purpose. The remarkable finesse of the pillar even after more than 2000 years is amazing.
The description of the hall
The probable design of the Mauryan hall. The vertical bars in the design is the pillars, one of which is kept for viewing on the surface.
The rest of the space has been covered with sand to avoid damages due to water logging and other factors. The excavated hall lies below this space.
The Dhanavantri Arogyasala of Gupta period was also found here. A replica of the same has been erected on the excavated place.
The description of the Arogyasala
A view of the Park
A view of the park. The Mauryan Pillar is visible in the back, behind the tree in the center.
There is also a small museum in the park where few of the artifacts recovered during the excavation are kept for display. It has many remarkable photographs taken during the excavation. A replica of the Mauryan 80-pillared Hall is also kept there. However, photography is not allowed inside the museum.
[About the Photos : All the photos have been taken using a canon camera. A bit of editing has been done, preserving the originality. The photos have been taken during 2012-13. ]
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