Places of Tourist Interest in Sanchi
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / January 21, 2018

Sanchi Stupa (Sanci) is a Buddhist complex famous for its Great Stupa. Sanchi Stupa is established on a hilltop at Sanchi Town. It is located in Raisen District of the State of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is only 46 kilometres north-east of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh. The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest stone structures in India and was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE. The construction work of stupa was overseen by Ashoka, was the daughter of a merchant of nearby Vidisha. Sanchi was birthplace of Ashoka’s wife Devi. The Sanchi Stupa built during Mauryan period. Sanchi Stupa Sanchi Stupa is an ancient monument that shows the records of the origins of Buddhist architecture and culture. Covering the entire range of Buddhism in India, it reflects a wonderful evidence of varied artistic works of Buddhist monks. The place was destined to become one of the significant centers of Buddhism which is not only loved and worshipped by Indian people but also by individuals across the globe. The foundation of this place was laid by Emperor Ashoka and it has gone on to become an important historic monument for India. Ashok…

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