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4 Lions Thorana

This was the main entrance of the stupa in the olden days and the temple and Ashoka pillar is next... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Southern Gate

The Southern Gate or Torana is the main entrance to Stupa No. 1. The oldest of all the gates, the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
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District Raisen Madhya Pradesh, Sanchi 464661, India
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

This was the main entrance of the stupa in the olden days and the temple and Ashoka pillar is next to the gate.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank arunbvkumar
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The Southern Gate or Torana is the main entrance to Stupa No. 1. The oldest of all the gates, the Southern Gate is also unique in that it is the only Torana to have the Ashokan emblem of four lions carved on it. The other...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ParwathiH
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Entrance from the south for Stupa No. 1, each of the entrance represent a unique story depicted through the carvings.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank nik_0107
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The Southern Gateway was the main entrance for the Great Stupa indicated by the Ashoka Pillar near it. It was a practice in those times to erect Pillar before Stupa came up. This is the only Gateway at Sanchi where four lions are seated back...More

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank Satyendra G
Reviewed 29 January 2017

There are 4 gateways surrounding the Great Stupa. The gateways are very well decorated with lots of the carvings on it.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed 14 October 2016

gates or torans are what these called..they have intricate carvings of Buddha and jatakas..must see around sanchi stupa..

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Ankur_Rishi
Reviewed 15 May 2015

The main stupa of Sanchi, i.e. Stupa#1 was originally built during the reign of emperor Ashoka. But, later on additions were kept on happening in and around the Stupas. It is from here that the Mehendra, son of Ashoka left for Ceylon to spread the...More

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank PKTMumbai
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Sanchi is one of the most sacred pilgrimage spot for Buddhists. It is commonly known as the ‘stupa village’. It is situated at about 45 km from Bhopal. There is world famous Buddhist stupa. The stupa is on a hill of about 300 ft height....More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Profvns
Reviewed 4 January 2014

The south Torana was the main entrance in the ancient times as this was the earliest Torana built as evident from the Ashoka pillar it . It was a custom, in the ancient times, to install a pillar at the site where a stupa needs...More

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank Dilip S
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