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22:27 Jan 15, 2003
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Geography
English term or phrase: Nagarjunakonda
I think that the country is India
charlee Burgan

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4It's a city in India that no longer exists
Cristina Moldovan do Amaral



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Located on the river Krishna, lies Nagarjunakonda, named after the greatly venerated Buddhist scholar Nagarjuna. He governed the sanga for almost 60 years and founded the University which attracted students from as far as Srilanka and China.It was the greatest centre of Buddhist learning, about 17 centuries ago. Earlier known as Vijayapuri, Nagarjunakonda was the most imporatant Buddhist centre in the second and third centuries B.C and was the venue of many a congregation of monks and scholars.

Note added at 2003-01-15 22:35:42 (GMT)

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It's a city in India that no longer exists

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Located about 150 kms. southeast of Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh. There is a regular ferry service to Nagarjunakonda. The easiest way to visit these places is to take the tour organised by the APTTDC. Regular buses link Hyderabad, Warangal, Vijaywada and Guntur with Nagarjuna Sagar. The nearest railway station is at Macherla, 29 km from Nagarjuna Sagar, - a branch line running west from Guntur - and regular buses leave there for Nagarjuna Sagar. Launches to Nagarjunakonda museum depart from Nagarjuna Sagar at 9.30 am and 1.30 pm. Ethipothala Waterfalls are 11 kms downstream, from the Nagarjuna Sagar in a beautiful valley. The Chandravanka stream here cascades into a breathtaking lagoon and flows on through the lush valley. For accomodation there is a A.P Tourism's Ethipothala guest house.

The city itself is an underwater archeological site now completely buried under a dam.

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