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Monolithic Bowl of Stone

The Great Bowl is a monilithic stone bowl carved from a single huge rock. One can see it on the way... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
ParwathiH
This Big Bowl collected Offerings Monks got during the time of Ashoka when Sanchi boasted of a huge monastery.

On the way to Stupa 2 from the Great Stupa, on the left you notice the remains of the Monastery... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Satyendra G
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

It is an amazing sculpture where the food was distributed to the monks. Attached is the olden days hostel and dining centre.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

The Great Bowl is a monilithic stone bowl carved from a single huge rock. One can see it on the way to Stupa no. 2. Probably used for community offerings in ancient times when Sanchi was a great site of Buddhism.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ParwathiH
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I went to Great Bowl. Amongst the various historical monuments which stand tall in Sanchi after centuries of being constructed, the Great Bowl is a large block of stone which was used to distribute food and other things to Buddhist Monks. It is great place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Great bowl is carved out of single piece of stone and can be seen during walk to Stupa No. 2. One has to walk down a bit to see the bowl.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank nik_0107
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

A big bowl, carved out from single rock. Said to be used for collecting offerings from devotees visited this site of Sanchi.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank anupam3993
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A beautiful sight, specially when viewed from top. At my first glance I though it’s some kind of maze, though later got to know, its a non existent architectural monument which must be a beautiful masterpiece back them. Lies just beside Great stupa’s, its one...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ShashankA165
Reviewed 20 March 2017

On the way to Stupa 2 from the Great Stupa, on the left you notice the remains of the Monastery which housed a large number of Monks during the Ashokan period is this Great Bowl, made of a single stone, part damaged, which used to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Satyendra G
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

During visit to Sanchi stupas one cannot miss the huge stone bowl which is on left side while going to Stupa 2. It is said to be used for collection of food by Buddhist monks and appears to be monolithic.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Shailendrasood
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great bowl is carved out of single piece of stone. Story behind it is, during ashoka period there was one vihar i.e learning place & students who were staying there used collect alms & put in the bowl & as & when they they they...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank bamba1959
Reviewed 26 November 2016

It is placed in the way of the Stupa No.3. At that time the food facility available for the students. The great bowl contains the whole food facility to all the students who studied there. The point of equivalent we can see here. None of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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