Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dhamek Stupa, India:

Oldest building in India known to date!

 It is one of the most famous and Buddhist stupas located in Sarnath near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India. Originally built in 249 BC during the reign of king Ashoka of the Maurya Dynasty.This solid cylindrical shape stands at a height of 43.6 m with a diameter of 28 m. The significance of this sacred place is that it marks the spot where Lord Buddha preached the first sermon to His five disciples after attaining enlightenment in Bodh Gaya. Buddhist pilgrims from around the world visit Sarnath to circumambulate the holy Stupa and worship Lord Buddha.

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