Mogalmari (West Bengal) Buddhist Monastery (5th Century AD): Documentary “PRATNA RATNA” on new archaeological find.
About the documentary : What was written off as just a mound, which residents of the area believed to hide an ancient lore, has turned out to be a 5th century Buddhist site! Recent excavations at Moghalmari, a Buddhist monastery complex in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district, reveal a historically strong presence of Buddhism in the State which dates as far back as the sixth century AD. This has so far remained largely unnoticed by historians.The monastery complex measures 60 metres by 60 metres, the largest so far discovered in West Bengal.
“The documentary ‘Pratna Ratna’ is about the Buddhist heritage/legacy which Bengal had/and should be preserved/explored /excavated/researched upon. Our objective is to showcase it to the world at large. Facebook & Youtube is our platform to reach out to the viewers. The awareness about Moghalmari is minimal or nearly non-existent. So, the film could be an ideal tool to communicate about its splendour and significance globally.”
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