Incredible India: Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh

Stupa of sanchi, no.-3

Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh, West/Central India, is a UNESCO World Heritage monument. It consists of various ancient Buddhist monuments built between 3 BCE and 12 CE. The ‘Great Stupa’ is probably the oldest surviving monument in India and it was built by Emperor Asoka of the Mauryan dynasty in 3rd Century BCE. It contained the relics of Buddha. The multi-tired dome is a symbol of Dharma – the wheel of the law. A new University of Buddhist and Indic studies will be coming up near this location, shortly. More…

Photo by Abhinav Varshney (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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