Boxanagar lies about 40 km from the city of Agartala in the north-western part of Sonamura sub division on the edge of the border with Bangladesh. For history lovers, this site holds special appeal as there is much to fascinate them. The site was subjected to excavation during 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04. The excavations laid bare a massive brick-built stupa, a chaityagriha and a monastery. This discovery reflects the art, architecture and religious aspects of ancient Tripura. After the depletion of natural forest cover, remains of an ancient temple of Manasaa (Goddess of Snake) were also found near Boxanagar market. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) stated that the site was in poor condition and needed proper preservation. In July 1997, Dr Jitendra Das, Superintending Archaeologist, visited this site and discovered an idol of Lord Buddha and confirmed that it had once been a Buddha Temple. At present, the site is well protected by barbed wire fencing and preservation work is in progress.

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