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One among the three Diamond Triangles, Lalitgiri is a historic site in Cuttack district of Orissa. Ratnagiri and Udayagiri are the other two.

This majestic hill serves as a backdrop to an outstanding Buddhist complex of the first century. The excavations done here reveal that Lalitgiri was a great centre of Buddhist attraction in ancient times. Brick pagodas, sculptured stone portals, esoteric Buddhist images, huge Bodhisattva statues and votive stupas are among the excavated items. Most of the sculptures bear short inscriptions on them. Apart from this, sacred relics were also obtained from the site.

The ancient university at Lalitgiri, though in ruins, is noted for its beautiful doorways and sanctum with a colossal Buddha figure. Other highlights in the site include a small monastery, stone temple and a large stupa.
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