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Paharpur Buddhist Vihar or Sompur Vihar or Sompur Mahabihar is an ancient Buddhist monastery that is currently destroyed. Sri Dharmapaldev, the second king of the Pala dynasty, built this monastery in the late eighth century or the ninth century. In 1879 Sir Cunningham discovered this great place. UNESCO gave it the status of a World Heritage Site in 1985. Paharpur can be called the largest Buddhist monastery in the world. This may be compared to the Nalanda Mahabhihar in India.