Short tour of Sanchi


| May 15, 2020

A short one-hour drive from Bhopal lies the world heritage-listed site of Sanchi, known for its stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the third century BC to the 12th century AD. It was the Great Emperor Ashoka who built the first stupas here in the third century BC. Buddha himself never actually visited the area; stupa 1 was found empty, while relics of the two disciples of Buddha enshrined in the adjacent stupa 3 were carried away to England. The nearby modern temple has a reliquary containing the remains of a Buddhist teacher from another stupa outside Sanchi. Share:
  • Tags:

Comment on this article