A Brief History of Sanchi Stupa
Naturally, the Stupa derives its name from Sanchi, the place which it belongs to. Sanchi is a Sanskrit word, which is often termed 'Sancha' in Hindi. These words mean Moulds. More specifically, they are the Moulds of bricks.
History tells that, the Sanchi Stupa was built during Ashoka's tenure in the third century B.C. Further, the Gateways and the Balustrades were built by the Satavahanas in about 35 B.C.
This site disappeared from people's notice for many centuries. But in 1818, a British official, General Taylor rediscovered it. At that time about half of the monument was earthed and the rest was exposed to deterioration. However, in 1881, government took initiative to repair them and hence by 1912, the Stupa again stood to magnetize the world.
Sanchi Stupa, even after milleniums of its formation, stands with the same ease and strength. This proves its strong foundations and structure. It is indeed a glory for Madhya Pradesh.
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