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History & Culture (4)

Archaeological and Excavation Area
From 1907 onwards, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) continued excavations at Sarnath. The main excavation site in Sarnath is a vast expanse of low lying structures and monuments. One can view the various facets of Buddhist history, the origin, growth, evolution and its ruin, by moving around thi... More
Archaeological Museum
Sarnath Archaeological Museum in Sarnath has a small but impressive collection of artifacts excavated from the Buddhist site. The sculptures and the antiquities ranging from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD are displayed here. Prominent of the collections is the enormous Ashoka Pillar. Other out... More
Ashoka Pillar
Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath (also called the Sarnath Pillar), carved out of stone with a height of 50m, marks Emperor Asoka’s visit to Sarnath and one of the most attractive sight for the visitors. An impressive statue, Ashoka Pillar is depicting four lions on the top in standing posture back to ba... More
Chaukhandi Stupa
Constructed in the the 5th century, the Chaukhandi Stupa built to commemorate the spot where Buddha first met his disciples. There is an octagonal tower which is of Islamic origin and a later addition. Nearby attractions include Dhamekha stupa, Dharmachakra stupa, Dharmajika stupa, site of the Asoka... More

Wildlife (1)

Deer Park
Sarnath got its name from Saranganatha (God of Deer). The deer park is the place where the Buddha first proclaimed the Dharma to the world. He taught his disciples two discourses here - the Dhammacakkhapavathana Sutta and the Anattalakhana Sutta. According to Huen Tsang, the world famous travele... More

Religious (2)

Thai Temple
Most countries with a large Buddhist population have a temple or monastery in Sarnath, as this is the abode of Buddha and usually these were built in a representative architectural style of the respective countries. The Thai temple is a famous temple located near Sarnath managed by Thai Buddhist Mo... More
Tibetan Temple
Tibetan Temple is a beautiful Buddhist shrine located at Sarnath. This is a traditional style temple and enshrines the beautiful statue of Shakyamuni, the Buddha. The walls and sealing are decorated with Thangksa (Tibetan Buddhist paintings) and frescoes. A major attraction of this temple is the P... More
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