Sanchi

By Gargi M [email protected] | 2006

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The history of Sanchi goes back as early as 3rd century B.C. when Buddha Dharma was at its peak during the reign of Emperor Asoka. Sanchi has the singular distinction of having almost all kinds of Buddhist architectural forms, Stupas, Chaityas, Temples &

A closer view of the stupa. The stupa presents an almost semi-circular dome, truncated near the top, and is supported on a sloping circular vase, which was approached by a broad double ramp on the southern side and was formally used as an upper procession

There are four gateways; this is the Eastern Torana (gate).

Western Torana (gate).