Chaukhandi Stupa, Varanasi

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Chaukhandi Stupa is an important Buddhist stupa in Sarnath, located 13 kilometres from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Stupas have evolved from burial mounds and serve as a shrine for a relic of the Buddha.HistoryThe Chaukhandi Stupa is thought originally to have been built as a terraced temple during the Gupta period between the 4th and 6th centuries to mark the site where Lord Buddha and his first disciples met traveling from Bodh Gaya to Sarnath. Later Govardhan, the son of a Raja, modified the stupa to its present shape by building the octagonal tower to commemorate the visit of Humayun, the powerful Mughal ruler.Today the stupa is a high earthen mound covered with a brickwork edifice topped by an octagonal tower. It is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Absolutely stunning monument maintained by ASI. Entry to the premises is free and the site is extremely well maintained. Its fascinating to think that such a gigantic structure has been excavated and ...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    Chaukhandi Stupa, Sarnath The Chaukhandi Stupa was originally built as a terraced temple during the Gupta period between the 4th to 6th centuries. Later, Govardhan – the son of a local king modified t...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    This is the place where lord buddha met the 5 diciples after he becoming buddha. This place situated about 1 km from dhammekh stupa.  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    Chaukhandi Stupa is one of the important Buddhist Stupas at Sarnath. It is a lofty mound of brick, whose square edifice is surrounded by an octagonal tower.
  • July 6, 2017
    Great view. Ancient stupa of 2nd century, under renovation and maintainance. Photography restricted inside. Similar to Kushinagar Samabhar stupa.
  • July 12, 2017
    Its also called seta ka rasoiya
  • June 28, 2017
    I will be visiting saranath in August 2017,in my 2nd trip to varanasi.
  • April 12, 2017
    Also known as Sita rasoiya.. good place to visit in monsoon season. A green quite place for good time.

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