Structure of archaeology Rupban Mura Kotbari Comilla
The Cruciform Shrine Originally built as a solid stupa on a square base; it was subsequently converted into a semi-cruciform shrine in the second period (8th century AD). It has a peculiarity not noticed elsewhere. Instead of a single chapel built in each of the long arms of the cross, a group of three long narrow chapels was built in the eastern (front) side of the shrine.
In the middle chapel the colossal stone Buddha, now exhibited in Mainamati Museum, was discovered. The same peculiarity is noticed in the closest Itakhola Mura grand stupa, also on the eastern side facing the door. Fragments of bronze images found in other chapels suggest installation of such images there.
The small 34.1m square monastery of the site was built separately, 31m. South-East of the cruciform stupa. It has a major gateway complex (12.5m x 6.9m) projecting outwards in the middle of the northern wing. Built in the general square plan, it initially had a total of 24 cells in four wings, subsequently reduced to 18 in the second period. The southern wing, occupying an area of 11.7m, was abandoned, due undoubtedly to irreparable damages, and a row of new cells was built in its front, thus making the shape of the monastery oblong (34.1m x 24.8m). Corbelled niches and brick-built bedsteads can be noticed in the 2nd-period cells. A large corbelled drain was built in the courtyard to drain out rainwater. Main Source :: Bangla Pedia
Transportation and Communication
Rupban Mura is in Comilla. To reach Rupban Mura from Dhaka, there are the car, bus, and train from Dhaka and Chittagong. You can get direct gate lock AC bus services. Generally from Dhaka bus starts from Saidabad and BRTC counter from Kamlapur bus stop. It takes 2.5 to 3.5 hours to reach Comilla. The bus is available after every 20 minutes. The train station is in Dhaka Kamlapur.First, you get down near Tamcham Bridge and from there take a GNG, It is near Comilla BARD Kotbari.
- Itakhola Mura
- Comilla Cantonment
- Lalmai Hills
- Comilla EPZ Area
- Old Airport Area
Tourist should not miss this historical and archaeological famous site of Rupban Mura of Kotbari Comilla.