Parihaspora is situated on the karewa land 24 kms away from Srinagar on right side of Srinagar-Baramulla road. During first period of Dogra rule it used to be called pargana "Paraspur". The ruins of Parihaspur Buddhist site are presently spread over three karewa, namely: Kane Shahs ( main stone structure), Govardhan & Budh karewa. This area was developed and inhabited by famous King Lalitadita (695-731 AD) and later made it capital of Kashmir. Parihapora is presently known are Kane Shaher (city of stones).
The ancient ruins are seen at four places namely: Dewar Yekhmanpur, Govardhan karewa (Wudur), Teirgam & Budh karewa. It is observed by the archaeologists that this karewa land carries religious structures and palaces mainly. Within the limits of this ancient city, the prominent structures which the King raised include: Govardhan, Mukta Keshav, Parhas Keshav, Mahavirah, Raj Vihar etc. The King has also constructed a fort of iron brick in the city; however, the remains of this fort are not seen. In this city Turkish Minister of the King named Chuknan had constructed a Stupa, remains of which are still available.