6 Must To Visit Places In Sanchi With Pictures And Location (Places To Visit In Sanchi)

Sanchi is a Buddhist monarchy and temple. It is famous for its 3rd-century monuments. the best 6 places of Sanchi are listed below with their location and history the central attraction of Sanchi is this stupa(stup or stambh) the stupa is known as Ashoka stupa Sachi built by King Ashok. Sachi Stupa is an example of a monument and ancient architecture. The Sachi stupa has also reserved a space on the Indian 200Rs note to signify the importance of this Indian culture. Here are 6 places to visit in Sanchi:


1. THE GREAT STUPA OF SANCHI

Sanchi Stupa(stambh)


The Sanchi stupa is the hemispherical brick structure the dome symbolized the dome of a haven opening on earth and the top has an umbrella-like structure. The stupa is covered by a rock border. It is present on the top of the city hill. The stupa is solid from the inside. It was made around 3rd-century BCE by the Morya Emperor Ashoka when he accepted Buddhism. They are a total of 4 stupas present in India the other two stupas are present near while the other is present outside the city. It is believed that the monk use to pray by revolving around the stupa.

The stupa was a full monastery of monks where they live and learnt about the religious books, scripture, basic rule of life and spend their rest of the life praying and devoted their life to god.  Read More

2. Ashoka Pillar

Ashoka pillar


The Ashoka pillar is situated in front of the great stupa. The pillar is made up of poised sand rock it also has two parts one is the long bottom tower and the other is the head of the tower. Its tower is till now erected in front of the stupa but the upper head is kept in the Sanchi museum. The total height of the pillar originally was 90feet but it has been demolished and now its height remains  approximately 10-20 feet. The top of the pillar has four lions facing opposite to each other. The Ashoka pillar head is given very much importance by the Indian government and was adopted as the National emblem of India in January 1950.


3. Sanchi Museum

Sanchi Museum
 
The Sanchi museum is present near the Sachi stupa hill on the entrance itself. It is a white colored, old fashioned single store building . The museum was established by Sir John Hubert Marshall in 1919. He was the director journal of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).  Sanchi museum has a long hall in which Pictures and artifacts of the 3rd century are kept. 

The museum has a picture of restoring the stupa from which we can see that the stupa is solid from the inside and it is possible that it is made up of one big rock but it has not been proven yet. Read more

4. Great Bowl 

monk monastery


The great bowl of Sachi is the most excellent tourist attraction. The name of the great bowl is even mentioned in most Buddhism documents and scripts. There are several storerooms to keep food for the monks. It has many bedrooms for monks to stay and one massive hall for monks to eat together. It was a modern complex at that time and had advanced features like ventilation and space for light to enter which were very rare at those times.

The quarter is made for the monks and also had guest rooms for the monks who were traveling to spread Buddhism and the path of non-violence to another part of the country and world Read More

5. The Four Direction Gates

Sachi supta gate

There are four direction gate in Sachi stupa which were perfectly placed on the geographical poles north, south, east, and west. It is also present on the hilltop near Sachi stupa. Each gate is unique in its own way with engraved designs like king, queen, elephants, and horses on each gate. When Sanchi was abandoned in 12th Century, the gates deteriorated over time. The restoration of the gates began in 1881 and was completed by 1919 under the supervision of Sir John Hubert Marshall. Read more

6. Udayagiri Caves

Ugayagiri caves

The Udayagiri caves are located near the Sanchi and are also known as the Udayagiri hills. There is also a famous Udayagiri temple also known as Varah mandir, Udayagiri. There are 4 rock-cutting caves. In Sanskrit, Udayagiri means sun-rise. When broken down the word udaya means sun and giri means rise. It is also similar to khanadagiri caves. 
 It was built at the in 1st Century BCE and it is a religious place for both Hindu and Jainism . Also known as Vishnu pagdhiri the feet of Lord Vishnu and the caves consist of Hindu gods and goddess sculptures like Durga, Shiv, and Vishnu read more





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