History of Sanchi Stupa

Sanchi Stupa has a great history. It carries the memoirs of Lord Buddha, Ashoka and many other great rulers. This resource will tell you about the different phases of formation of Sanchi Stupa.

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.

Visit these links to know more about Sanchi Stupa:-
Location of Sanchi Stupa
Structure of Sanchi Stupa
Attractions around Sanchi Stupa
How to Reach Sanchi Stupa?
Best Time to Visit Sanchi Stupa

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Author: Aman Gupta28 Apr 2010 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

Hi Varid,

Thank You for posting such a amazing history. You have posted a history topic which can be a leeson in our history books.


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