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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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  • 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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  • This stupa is the first, which one comes across, as one nears Sarnath. It is located on a raised mound within a garden and is made up of red bricks. it is under the care and maintenance of the Archaeo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great view. Ancient stupa of 2nd century, under renovation and maintainance. Photography restricted inside. Similar to Kushinagar Samabhar stupa.
  • Its also called seta ka rasoiya
  • I will be visiting saranath in August 2017,in my 2nd trip to varanasi.
  • Also known as Sita rasoiya.. good place to visit in monsoon season. A green quite place for good time.

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