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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  • as told by the guide this is the place where the lord met his 5 disciples for the first time. a must visit if in the area.. clean lawns and well maintained  more »
  • Lord Buddha had delivered his first sermonChaukhandi Stupa is one of the holiest sites for Buddhist pilgrimage in India. It is located in in Sarnath, about 8 - 10 kilometres north-east in Varanasi nea...  more »
  • The Chaukhandi Stupa is a worthwhile monument to visit when visiting Varanasi (Banaras) in Uttar Pradesh. It is in Sarnath some 13k from Varanasi City. It is believed to mark the place where the Buddh...  more »
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  • It is really a good place , full of natural beauty and it's architecture is really amazing. Simply one can say that all the places in sarnath are beautiful . It consists ancient architectures as well as full of nature . Mainly it's the place to remind Buddha. It's a good place for seeking pleasure ,peace and also for visiting ancient place .
  • this place was so beautiful and nice place for picnic. there were the green grass cover this place .this place is most likely a park also which attracts the visitors and nice place for picnic. one should have visit there once .the monument is situated at the top and looking very marvelous.
  • The stupa stand in awe of the era. You can stop guessing how on earth they were built. You start to wonder what tech they must have used that these structure still stand still.
  • Great historical place at Sarnath, Varanasi. Now many people don't know about this. People only know about Dhamek Stupa. But Chaukhandi which is called "Sita Rasoia" in local terms is a wonderful place.. With less crowd. The place is peaceful because of less crowd.
  • Nice place to hangout and celebrate picnic with family and friends. Nice structural beauty. I like this place and sometimes it a good go.
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