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Southern Gate

District Raisen Madhya Pradesh, Sanchi 464661, India
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Southern Gate of Stupa No. 1

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

Reviewed 23 February 2018
nik_0107
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New Delhi, India
The Oldest Gateway at Sanchi, the main Entrance at that time. The Only Gateway with Four Lions sitting back to back.

The Southern Gateway was the main entrance for the Great Stupa indicated by the Ashoka Pillar near... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
SatyendraGarg
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New Delhi, India
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“two queens” (2 reviews)
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District Raisen Madhya Pradesh, Sanchi 464661, India
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

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

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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

3  Thank SatyendraGarg
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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.

1  Thank traveller_prk
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

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

1  Thank Ankur_Rishi
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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

3  Thank PKTMumbai
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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

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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

1  Thank Dilip S
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