Paharpur is a small village 5 Km. west of
jamalganj railway station in the greater Rajshahi district where the remains
of the most important and the largest known monastery south of the Himalayes
has been excavated. This 8th century A.D. archaeological find covers
approximately an area of 27 acres of land.
The entire establishment, occupying a quadrangular
court, measuring more than 900 ft. and from 12ft. to 15ft. in height with
elaborate gateway complex on the north, there are 45 cells on the north and
44 in each of other three Sides with a total number of 177 rooms.
History of paharpur Buddha Bihar:
Paharpur Buddha Bihar has so far been proved to be
the biggest of its kind in the sub-continent. Dharam paul of the Paul dynasty
built this edifice in the eighty century. The whole structure is 922 feet
long from south to north and 912 wide from east to west. there are as many as
177 rooms surrounding the main temple . the excavation work started here in