Halud Vihar is an archaeological site.A notable historical place in the name of the Department of Bangladesh’s Estate of Halud Vihar. It is located about 11-12 km south-west of Sompur Bihar and 50 km northwest of Mahasthangarh in dweepganj village under Bilalbashi union under Badolgachhi upazila of Naogaon.
A high mound beside the market in dweepganj village draws attention to everyone. The circumference of the mound is 100 feet. Flat ground is about 25 feet in height. During the excavation of soil in the adjacent areas of Bihar, attractive stone patterns such as stone, metal statue, burnt soil, and ornamented bricks are available. After seeing the various foundations from the mounds and ground floor, many assumed that it was an ancient story. Through the research and survey of Bangladesh Department of Archeology, the styled Siddmatic has reached that it is a Buddhist monastery. As a result, in 1976, the Department of Archeology of Bangladesh declared the Halud monastery as a reserve monument.
History of Halud Vihar
During the visit to the place of JC Datta of the Archeology Department of India in 1930-31, it was noticed that it was 64.5 meter east-west and 40.5 meters north-south and about 10.5m from its adjacent land. In 1963, locals found a corpse of a Buddhist statue, including a piece of black stone in the collection of bricks. Kazi Mehes visited the area and found a broken Buddhist statue and some terracotta plaques of Paharpur style. Harunur Rashid of Bangladesh Department of Archeology visited this area in 1974 and found that many low TBs were scattered around a huge old tank on the southeast of the village of Yellow Village. He found some terracotta plaques and stone sculptures of Paharpur style from a house near this monastery. In 1976, the Department of Archeology of Bangladesh declared the Yellow Bird as a reserve monument. The Department of Archeology of Bangladesh first excavated it in 1984 and later in 1993. Due to excavation a temple complex was discovered. The complex consisted of a solid square base of 5.80 meters, two uneven rectangular rooms, a staircase and a complex of complex walls. According to the excavators, the small chamber of 5.55 meters, 3.20 meters and 2.6 meters, 1.6 meters, was in the middle of the room where a large stone statue facing the solid base was placed. On the other hand, the larger room was built as a mansion. There was a way around 1.1 meters wide walk around the building. The ruins of two projections on the north and south side of the temple complex are partly revealed. A brick-paved path towards the projection was from the south. Excavation at the highest level of 6.15 meters in some places is completed at eight levels. Several archaeological sites and materials have been recovered from these places. It is found here that carved ceramic seals, ornamented bricks, a few pieces of terracotta plaques with statues of human beings are notable among the stone materials of a statue, the cast molding mold and the grinding machine.
How to go
It is easy to go to Badolgachhi upazila Sadar from Naogaon district. From there, on the way of Bhandarpur Bazar, Kolar Hat, and then reach the Halud Vihar. The railways are going to Bhandarpur Bazar and then to Halud vihar. Besides only 14 km from the Paharpur Buddhist monastery Halud Vihar on the south. From there, it is also easy to go to Halud Vihar.