Kacchi Kuti is one of the significant excavated structures situated inside Mahet and is among the two mounds located in the Mahet area. Kachchi Kuti is situated few mts. ahead & in south-east direction of Pakki Kuti. Inscriptions, found on the lower portion of an image of Bodhisatva excavated from this site, reveal that this structure dates back to Kushana Period. Evidences show that this site has been renovated several times subsequently. The site has been considered to be associated with the Brahmanical temple by some scholars while another group of scholars quoting some Chinese pilgrims Fa-hien & Hiuen Tsang associate this site with the Stupa of Sudatta (Anathpindika).
It represents structural remains of different periods beginning from 2nd century AD to 12th century AD. The different strata of the structure makes it very complicated to understand its identification. On the basis of a large number of antiquities recovered from the site and nature of exposed structures, there appears to be a superimposition of a shrine belonging to Gupta Period over a Buddhist stupa of Kushana Period. The pathway connects this structure with city gate known as Naushahra & Kandbhari gates.
Address: Kacchi Kuti Shravasti.
How to Reach
Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport Lucknow
Payagpur Railway Station
Shravasti is well connected to the rest of Uttar Pradesh by roadways. The nearest mega terminus is at Gonda that is 50 kilometers from the downtown Shravasti. Gonda in turn is well connected by bus to cities like Lucknow, Bareilly, Kanpur, Allahabad, Agra and Mathura. Both Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation as well as Private players operates these buses