Correct Answer - Option 3 : Bhavanakurthy
The correct answer is Bhavanakurthy.
- The Buddhist Mahastupa or the great stupa and vihar in Dhulikatta village were established at the end of the 2nd century BC, which is more than 2000 years ago.
- The village is only 25 kilometers away from Karimnagar city, Telangana.
- According to many historians, the description of this fortified town which is situated on the banks of a river that has been conceptualized by the Greek emissary Megasthenes matches with that of this town.
- The remains and ruins of this ancient stupa that has been built on an elevated place are still discernible.
- It is a town and a Mandal headquarters in Khammam district, Telangana.
- It is a historic site, which includes a mud fortification wall that covers 100 acres.
- Excavations by archaeologists have unearthed the foundations of viharas, cisterns, wells, one Maha Stupa, terracotta idols, a bronze idol of Lord Buddha, and a miniature stupa carved in limestone, and other historic materials from the 3rd and 4th centuries.
- It is a Buddhist site in Suryapet District, Telangana.
- The excavations conducted here have yielded a Maha Stupa, a stone pillared congregation hall, three Viharas, two Apsidal Chaityagruhas, Sculptured panels including Jataka stories, Brahmi label inscriptions belonging to Satavahana and Ikshavaku dynasties, coins belonging to Mahatalavarasa, Satavahana, and Ikshavaku Kings besides early historic cultural materials dateable to 1st Century B.C. to 3rd Century A.D.