Sanchi Stupa

India is full of beautiful monuments which attract a number of foreign tourists every year. Sanchi Stupa is one among them. It is a Buddhist Temple, which was built in 3rd BC. This is in the place called Sanchi, in Madhya Pradesh, India. It is the main part of India.

The Word Sanchi means Mould of Stones. This is said to be originally started by Ashoka the Great. The Stupas found here was destroyed using the method called Vandalism. Stupa means Symbolism and meaning. This symbolizes the event in the Buddha Life.

Sanchi Stupa

Sanchi Stupa has five parts each one represents some quality of Buddhism. This Monument has been modified by various kings according to their time and religion. The re-construction of this monument was started in the 18th century however it took more than a century to restart the restoration and was completed in the 19th Century.

Sanchi Stupa was added to the UNESCO world Heritage Site in 1989. The stupa is a mound which covered the relics of Buddha or his followers. This made Stupa to be most characteristic monument of Buddhist people in India. Stupa is not a building, these were once burial or reliquary mounds.

Sanchi Stupa is the symbol of Buddha, which resembles his doctrine of birth and re-birth, in other words “Final Dying” or “Parinirvana”. Though the history of Buddha doesn’t reveal that he was in this place, then how come there is Stupa in Sanchi?

Begging was one of their religious duties, which they have oblige for half of the day and other half of the day to perform their other religious duties. To perform other religious duties for the rest of the half day in noisy place or near to a busy trading place was difficult, the monastic communities searched for place which fit in their requirements.

Ashoka Maurya thought that Sanchi would be an apt place for that and provided a beginning to Buddism in India. This was one of the Monuments in India which has Buddhist state of art and architecture in India.

The architecture which was used in Monuments in India was of great standard, outstanding and excellent. These monuments though were related to religion directly or indirectly, the construction and the method used to construct these monuments were of high technology and incomparable architecture.