Saturday, April 6, 2013



This site previously was known as Salban Rajar bari. But after excavation ground plan of a Buddhist monastery measuring 550'x500' with 115 monastic cells was exposed. Hence it is now popularly known as salban vihara. A dominant central shrine and its monumental gate way on the north is its special attraction. In its central shrine has revealed six building and rebuilding phases while in the monastery four.

From one of the terracotta sealing, we came to know 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 excavation are now displayed in the Maynamati Museum.

How to reach at Shalban Bihar:
you are getting down from the bus at Comilla Cantonment. From there take a CNG, and it will cost you 70-90 taka to reach at Shalban Bihar.
To enter the shalban bihar, you'll require to buy ticket. It will cost you 10 taka per person. You can enjoy your time until the time is up. Its a picnic spot, and lots of students from different schools are coming this place as study tour.

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