At Lingalakonda, there are also rock-cut monolithic stupas in rows spread over the hill. Nearby is another Buddhist site, Bojjannakonda, with a number of images of the Buddha carved on the rock face of the caves.At Ligalametta there are hundreds of rock-cut monolithic stupas in rows, spread across the hill.The three major schools of Buddhism (Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana) flourished here.The complex is known for its monolithic stupas, rock-cut caves and brick structures.
Another theory is that it is named after a woman disciple of Buddha named Viśakha.
The British captured Visakhapatnam after the 1804 Battle of Vizagapatam and it remained under British colonial rule until India's independence in 1947 which was a part of the Northern Circars.
Hindu texts state that during the fifth century BC, the Visakhapatnam region was part of Kalinga territory, which extended to the Godavari River.
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Among other Buddhist attractions are a relic casket, three chaitya halls, votive platforms, stupas and Vajrayana sculptures.