Sanchi Stupa In Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
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About Sanchi Stupa in Bhopal
The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest stone structures in India. Originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC, it had about half the diameter of today's stupa, which is the result of enlargement by the Sungas. Sanchi is a Buddhist pilgrimage site, 55 kms north-east of Bhopal city. It is unique in having the most perfect and well preserved stupas anywhere in India. Sanchi Stupa in Bhopal is counted among must visit tourist attractions of Madhya Pradesh state in Central India.
Sanchi Stupa History
It was originally commissioned by Mauryan emperor Ashoka the Great in 3rd century BCE.In Sanchi history, during ancient times, Sanchi was known by various names like Kakanava, Kakanaya, Kakanadabota and Bota-Sri Parvata. It was distinctively know for remarkable specimen of Buddhist art and architecture since early Mauryan period. It has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage site in year 1989. It is a excavated site which was rediscovered by British India officer General Taylor in 1818 but actual restoration work was initiated from 1912 to 1919 under the supervision of Sir John Marshall.
Sanchi Stupa Architecture
The dome was set on a high circular drum meant for circumambulation, which could be accessed via a double staircase. The southern gate of Stupa No 1 (thought to be oldest and main entrance to the stupa) has depictions of the story of the Buddha's relics, starting with the War over the Relics. Stupa No2 was established later than the Great Stupa, but it displays the earliest architectural ornaments.
These monuments record the genesis, efflorescence and decay of Buddhist art and architecture over a period of 1300 years, from the 3rd BC to 12th century AD. Sanchi stupas are mainly built during Mauryan dynasty rule.
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The Great Stupa at Sanchi was commissioned by the emperor Ashoka.
This heritage site is located roughly 46 kilometres northeast of Bhopal.
It was commissioned in 3rd century BCE.
Yes you can reach the palace using rickshaw or other local transport from nearby areas.
Yes it is perfectly safe to visit the temple
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