The Archaeological Sites of Tripura: An Analysis of the Excavated Sites of Pilak, Boxanagar, Unakoti, Devtamura, and the Temples of Udaipur


  • Ms. Mandira Dasgupta
  • Prof. Rajesh Bhowmik


Boxanagar, Pilak, Unakoti, Devtamura, Architecture, Manikya Dynasty, Tripura


Tripura, the North Eastern state of India, has some important archaeological sites which define the ancient heritage of this country. The sites such as Pilak and Boxanagar which belong approximately to the fifth to twelfth century impart the Buddhist as well as Hindu philosophies. Like the other states flourished in its own way with the rule of different dynasties, Tripura too in its lush greenery and mongoloid ambiance, equally flourished in its rock-cut sculptures and religious architectures. This can be seen in the huge-sized bas-relief of Unakoti and also beside the walls of the hills of the Gomati River in Devtamura. In the later period when this place was ruled by the Manikya Kings, many temples were patronized by them. Among these, the 519 years old temple of Tripura Sundari and other temples carry unique architectural features. All these archaeological sites have been analyzed in the paper.