Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A hidden gem in India: Sanchi Stupa

THE NATION
Sanchi Stupa is an ancient Buddhist site in Madhya Pradesh
INDIA---Originally built by the Mauryan Dynasty's Emperor Asoka more than 300 years after the death of Lord Buddha, the stupa served a religious purpose until the 12th century. Lord Buddha never honoured Sanchi Stupa with a visit but the World Heritage site is still regarded as one of the outstanding Buddhism stupas in India. Besides monks and nuns from Sri Lanka who occasionally stay nearby and are isolated from the local community, there are no Buddhist religious activities in the area and there is no significant Buddhist population in Madya Pradesh state. [link]