About Paharpur Vihara
Paharpur Vihara also known as Somapura Mahavihara is one of the most famous Buddhist monastery in South Asia. In 1985 UNESCO designated it as a world heritage site under cultural heritage. Its design is perfectly matched with the Buddhist religious functions and It had a direct influence on Buddhist architecture even far as Cambodia. This great Monastery was an intellectual center for learning of Buddhism until 12th century. It is Proof of the existance of a type of Buddhism called Mahayana Buddhism in Bengal from the seventh century onwards. Paharpur Buddhist Vihara or Somapura Mahavihara, stand as a symbol of golden time of Buddhism in Bengal and telling it’s history. At present day its situated in the north eastern part of modern day Bangladesh.