GOVINDA BHITA This Archaeological site locally known as Govinda Bhita is situated on the bank of river karatoya out side the northern - rampart wan of Mahasthangarh. The karatoya, a metrical sanskrit work of 12th-13th century mentions the temple (Govinda' Bhita) on the northern limit of the holy city. Though tradition ascribes it was the temple of Govinda or Vishnu but nothing came of light which may be associated with the vishunvite character of the buildings. Archaeological excavations were carried out here in 1928-29 and 1960 consequently the cultural objects of various periods commencing from 2nd century B.C. to Mohammedan occupation have been uncovered. But no significant architectural remains have been discovered before gupta era. The excavation have revealed the remains of two temples-eastern and western within a massive enclosure. These temples were constructed and reconstructed in 4 building phases commencing from Late Gupta period (6th century
Important antiquarians discovered at Govinda Bhita includes cast copper coins, silver ins, N.B.P. wares, terracotta, female figurines with sunga affinities, terracotta seal bearing Brahmi script and semi precious stone beads.
(BEHULA LAKSHINDARER BASAR GHAR) EXCAVATION WAS CONDUCTED in THE SITE IN 1934-36.1T REVEALED RUNS OF A41 FEET HIGH PLATFORM CONSISTED OF in WHO 014 THE FLAT OF TOP OF THIS PLATFORM MAMA RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT. ANOTHER TEMPLE WAS BUILT IN THE FIRST CONSTRUCTIONAL PERIOD (C.6TH-7TH CEN. AD) ANOTHER TEMPLE WAS BUILT ON THE RUINS OF THE FORMER. SUBSQUENTLY, THE FLOOR OF THE TEMPLE WAS REASED FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON, HOWEVER, A HUMAN SKELETON A MASONRY HOLE (10FEET) a FRAGMENTARY STONE, A GOLDEN LEAF INSCRIBED WITH A BULL ETC. WERE ALSO COME OUT FROM THE ABOVE MENTIONED HOLE, FROM THE EXCAVATED EVIDENCES THE BUILDING APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN DECORATED WITH ORNAMENTAL BRICKS, CONTAINING FLORAL AND GEOMETRICAL DESIGNS