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Laxman Temple at Sirpur

Sirpur was the happening place about 1300 years ago. It had a Shaivite king Mahashivagupta who entertained Huen Tsang and philosopher Nagarjuna. Mahashivagupta’s mother Vasata built a Laxman temple which is the first temple in India to be built using bricks. This temple was completed in 650 AD and is located on the banks of the river Mahanadi.

Now Archaeologists have unearthed a floor below the the ancient floor pushing the age of the temple back by 150 years, making its time of completion around 500 AD. (Same time as Aryabhata)

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