Bangladesh has many rich heritage sites. Comilla has some the same site as Mainamati .There has Archeological structure in Mainamati . As like other site Mainamati has a unique Archeological structure as the others. In mainamati , the Shalban Bihara is one of the main interests . The Shalban Bihara is situated in the middle of mainamati range. Mining has been continued from 1955. The items are found as copper plates, gold and silver coins, and more than 150 bronze statues have been found. The largest number of stone sculptures and terra cotta plaques have been found in comilla’s archaeological sites, representing Bangladesh. This Archeological structure in Mainamati shows about Bangladesh’s political, religious, historical and Buddhist architecture.
Actually in modern world we can get to found the past in Archaeology window. Bangladesh is a country considerably rich in archaeological wealth. In the period of both during the Muslim and pre-Muslim rules. Although most of it is still unexplored and unknown, in archaeological structure and research this area was very much neglected in the past. This is why, archeological structurein mainamati is really remarkable.
A brief historical background of the sites Mainamati an isolated ridge of low hills in the eastern margins of deltaic Bangladesh. It is about 8 km to the west of Comilla town and it is also a very familiar name in our cultural heritage. It is the place where archaeological excavations have revealed very significant materials. It is the ridge and it is set in the vast expanse of the fertile lower Meghna basin. It is situated from on the Gumti River to Chandi Mura near the Lalmai railway station.T he ridge is about 4.5 km across and its highest peaks attain a height of about 45 metres. Highlands were once thickly wooded with an abundance of wild life, but modern developments have rudely disturbed its serene and idyllic setting. With an ever-expanding Cantonment at Mainamati, in the northern half of the ridge, and a fast growing township at Kotbari in about its centre, the fairy-tale beauty of the place is already a thing of the past. So It is famous for archeological structure in mainamati
We know that Rupban Konnar Bari known as Rupban Mura is an Important archaeological site Of Mainamati . It is lying on a hillock . It is situated between in the modern Bard and BDR establishments in the Kotbari area. We can also say that it is on the south side of the ComillaKalirbazer road. excavations have revealed here the remains of remarkable semi crucuform shirne of medium size. It is 28.2 meters on the east-west and also 28 meter on its north-south side. Together with a numberod subsidiary structure including a octagonl stupa and another one on a square base. There was a boundary wall within the oblong stupa courtyard enclosed all sides. Significant discoveries from the site include, besides the colossal stone Buddha, five debased gold coins of Balabhatta, the Khadga rul fig 3.2 Rupban Mura,Mainamati, comilla. Many visitor come to visit the place for its archeological structure in Mainamati.
Having twin names ( Lalmai- Mainamati ) of the place have significance with the past. The southern part known as Lalmai is identical with Lalambi-vana of the Chandra epigraphs. During the northern part recalls the name of the legendary Chandra queen ‘Maynamati’. It is mentioned in local ballads and folk-songs. The archaeological structure finds have now established beyond any doubt that the cultural and political centre of ancient Vanga-Samatata (southeast Bengal) was located here. Today Mainamati is known for its Buddhist remains exposed by excavations well. Here, indeed, lies the greatest assemblage of ancient Buddhist remains in Bangladesh. In this way there has a good archeological structure in mainamati and we can visit the place in any time.