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Evidence of the rise of Mahayana Buddhism in Bengal from the 7th century onwards, Somapura Mahavira, or the Great Monastery, was a renowned intellectual centre until the 12th century. Its layout perfectly adapted to its religious function, this monastery-city represents a unique artistic achievement. With its simple, harmonious lines and its profusion of carved decoration, it influenced Buddhist architecture as far away as Cambodia.
Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
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Kyokai, U. T. N. N. H. (2018, July 27). Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur (UNESCO/NHK). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1446/ruins-of-the-buddhist-vihara-at-paharpur-unesconhk/
Kyokai, UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso. "Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur (UNESCO/NHK)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 27, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1446/ruins-of-the-buddhist-vihara-at-paharpur-unesconhk/.
Kyokai, UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso. "Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur (UNESCO/NHK)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Jul 2018. Web. 01 Aug 2021.