miles to the south stands a lofty brick mound copped by a solid
brick tower of considerable size, which itself is a remains of
a Buddhist stupa. The mound itself is a ruined man of solid brick
work 62 ft in height and 1400 ft in circumference at its base
which the stupa which is in ruins has a diameter of 68 ft at its
base and a total height of 52 1/2 ft. originally it was crowned
by pinnacle which must have stood 80 or 90 ft. high or including
the ruined basement not less than 150 ft. above the ground. General
cunningham was of opinion that it dates back to AD 200 to 700
and that it was built upon the ruins of a much older and larger
stupa. This ancient monument is known to the people as the deora
of Raja Ben preserves the story recorded by Hiuen Tsiang, according
to whose account this sputa was referred to a Chakaravarty Raja
by the Buddhist of the 7th Century.
stupa is in fact one of the many memorial stupas built by the
Buddhists at places connected with some remarkable event in the
life of Buddha.
Air: The nearest Airport is Patna (150 Kms.).
Rail: The nearest Railway station is Kesaria ( N. Rly).
Road: 54 Kms from Motihari, 22 Kms from Chakiya, 75 Kms
Bodhgaya | Lauria
NandanGarh | Nalanda | Patna
| Pawapuri | Rajgir
| Vaishali | Vikramshila