Places to Visit in Sanchi

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Sanchi Stupa

Built in the 3rd century, the world renowned Sanchi Stupa is a remnant of Sanchi's glorious past. Also a World Heritage Site, this stupa speaks volumes of Sanchi's rich cultural and architectural grandeur and the rich legacy of buddhist aesthetics. This stupa is intricately carved and has highly embellished walls and gateways. This monument is a true example of India's shining history.

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The Great Bowl

Amongst the various historical monuments which stand tall in Sanchi after centuries of being constructed, the Great Bowl or the Grand Gumbha is a large block of stone which was used to distribute food and other things to Buddhist Monks.

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Ashok Pillar

This pillar was put up in the 3rd century and its structure is influenced by the Greco Buddhist style. A remnant of Sanchi's ancient history, this pillar still stands strong and appears newly built despite being centuries old. It also resembles the Sarnath pillar a lot.

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The Eastern Gateway

The four Gateways in Sanchi were constructed in 35 BC and they beautifully depict the different facets of Lord Buddha's life. The Eastern gateway shows the various stages of his journey, starting from his birth as a royal to his path of enlightenment. Brilliant embellishments and carvings with intricate details can still be found on these structures which clearly show how they have stood the test of time.

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Sanchi Museum

The Sanchi Museum is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India and has a great number of ancient artefacts like metal objects used by monks and the lion capital of the Ashokan pillar that were mostly discovered during excavations at Sanchi. Most of these items belong to the 1st to 3rd centuries. There are also other items housed in the museum like pottery, caskets and various parts of gateways or Toranas. Perhaps the most important piece is the Ashoka Lion Capital. Other assets include the statues of a Yakshi and Buddha that is imprinted in red sandstone.

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Distance: 2 kms

Monastery 51

Monastery 51 at SanchiMonastery 51 at Sanchi is a monument of great historical significance. It is visited by a large number of history lovers and tourists. The monastery is situated in the Madhya Pradesh state of India. This well preserved historic structure was excavated in the 19th century. The monastery is known for its stone walls veneered with bricks and modern stairs.

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Distance: 10 kms

Udaygiri Caves

MoThe Udayagiri Caves are twenty rock-cut caves near Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh from the early years of the 5th century CE. They contain some of the oldest surviving Hindu temples and iconography in India. They are the only site that can be verifiably associated with a Gupta period monarch from its inscriptions. One of India's most important archaeological sites, the Udayagiri hills and its caves are protected monuments managed by the Archaeological Survey of India.

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Chetiyagiri Buddhist Temple

Chetiyagiri Buddhist Temple is situated before the Stupas in Sanchi on the Northern slope of the hill built on an elavated platform. The remains of Buddhist Priest along with the trance, found by Maisey and General Alexander Cunningham during the excavation work were divided by them and taken to England as personal trophies. Maisey's family sold the objects to Victoria and Albert Museum where they stayed for a long time. The Buddhists in England, Sri Lanka and India, led by the Mahabodhi Society demanded that they be returned. Some of the relics of Sariputta and Moggallana were sent back to Sri Lanka, where they were publicly displayed in 1947

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Distance: 100 kms

Madagan Pond

Madagan Pond is seems to be a large step-well, situated at Raisen Fort, in district Raisen about 23 Km away from Sanchi, and close to the Kos Minar and Pameya Temple. As this is an ancient Fort, was built by Rai Singh in 1143 on a hill which is about 150 metres high. It has an exemplary water harvesting or water storage system besides many architectural structures among them is the most fascinating are Itradan, famous for acoustic design and whole Royal Complex including many large and small water tanks, Madagan Pond is among them. As this pond is built at an extreme slope towards North-West, in the shape of a rectangle, having all the four sides stone masonry and two sides stone steps, to have the large en-catchment area to collect the maximum rain water, and also connected with various internal water storages and sources built in the fort.The fortification with the most different specialities, water storage system, as architect and King were well aware of the basic need that Water is life, to ensure this most important requirement special care was taken out during construction

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Kamapaar Hanuman Mandir

This Kamapaar Hanuman Mandir is of Lord Hanuman as Main sanctum is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This Temple is situated about 4 Km away from Sanchi On Sanchi-Vidisha Road In Kamaapar Village.This Temple is about 65 years old and the Marble image was imported from Rajsthan

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