Location of Devni Mori
Devni Mori is located in northern Gujarat, about 2 kilometres from the city of Shamlaji, in the Aravalli District of northern Gujarat. Shamlaji is a flourishing town of art and culture settled near the River Meshow.
History of Devni Mori
Devni Mori has uncovered the remains of a Buddhist Monastery which belonged to the 3rd and 4th centuries. It was an important Buddhist monastic center 1600 years ago.
Archaeological Findings at Devni Mori
The excavations have highlighted the presence of a monastery and stupas which are worshipping centres for Buddhists. The findings also throw light on the fact that both Christianity and Buddhism co existed. The stupa is unique because it has an encrypted chest containing relics of Buddha. It was the most important discovery from the site. The Viharas in Devni Mori were built from fired bricks. The inscriptions on the box suggest that they were body remnants of Lord Buddha.
Lord Buddha’s ashes and 17 terracotta statues of Buddha that were dug out of the site are now exhibited in Department of Archaeology at The Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara.
Visiting Information of Devni Mori
Devni Mori is 2 km from Shamlaji. Shamlaji is well connected by road and is 125 km from Ahmedabad. The nearest airport is in Ahmedabad and Himmatnagar Railway Station is 47 km from Shamlaji from where one can hire a taxi or a state transport.
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