(Last Updated on : 04-10-2019)
Campa was the capital of Anga Kingdom in ancient India. It was situated on the confluence of the rivers Ganga and Campa. It was an important city during the 6th century BC. A number of Rock sculptures have been found in Patharghatta near bhagalpur in the course of excavation.
Today it is called Campanagar or Campapur and is not very far from Patharghatta. Here excavations yielded Buddhist remains or rock sculptures. A cosmopolitan city it had many religious teachers including Brahmins and Jain their respective religions.
Many times Buddha visited Campa with many of his disciples and lived close to the banks of river Gaggara, named after Queen Gaggara. Here the Buddha delivered many important discourses.