University of Groningen / Mansar Documents
Archaeological excavations near the village of Mansar (Maharashtra), 47km
north of Nagpur and 5km west of the Rāmagiri (Ramtek), have brought to
light an astonishing temple (Pravareśvara) and residential complex (Pravarapura)
along with a collection of superb sculptures and other artefacts, which
date to the first half of the 5th century CE when the Vākāţaka monarchs,
Prabhāvatī Guptā and Pravarasena ruled the area. Altogether 5 sites have
been excavated (MNS 1-5).
In order to discuss these new discoveries, an international symposium was
organized in the British Museum, 30 June – 1 July, 2008. It was attended by
eighteen scholars from three continents. They contributed to a lively debate
at the round table, and many of them read a paper; these, in revised and
detailed form, are collected in the volume that is published here: Hans Bakker
(ed.), Mansar: The Discovery of Pravareśvara and Pravarapura, Temple and
Residence of the Vakataka King Pravarasena II.
The articles in this e-book may be dowloaded, used and disseminated
without restriction, provided that the source is given and the regular rules
of intellectual property are observed. The photographs in them may be
downloaded for personal use and for study purposes, but, if used in other
publications, their source and origin should be acknowledged.
In addition to the Proceedings and the documents given in public domain, this repository contains a large collection of
photographs etc. of the Mansar sites. Copyright of the documents and photos in this collection rests
at various authors, photographers and institutions. This part of the repository
is therefore not in the public domain and can only be accessed through
a password. Requests for access may be addressed to email@example.com.