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Tourist Places in Sarnath

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Chaukhandi Stupa, Sarnath

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Chaukhandi Stupa is a high platform of brickwork with square structure surrounded by a octagonal tower and the first monument while visiting Sarnath. This is also the place where Lord Buddha after enlighten, meet first his five followers- Koudanna, Vappa, Bhaddiya, Mahanama and Asvajita.

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Dhamekha Stupa & Monastery Ruins, Sarnath

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Dhamekha Stupa is a solid cylinder of bricks and stone reaching a height of 43.6 meters and having a diameter of 28 meters. It is also the place where the Buddha gave the first discourse to his five disciples after attaining enlightenment

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Mulagandha Kuti Vihar temple, Sarnath

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The Mulagandha Kuti Vihar is a modern temple erected by the Mahabodhi Society. It has excellent frescoes by Japan's foremost painter, Kosetsu Nosu and is a rich repository of Buddhist literature. Few steps away from Mulagandha Kuti Vihar temple, Bodhi Tree is planted from a branch of Holy Sri Maha Bodhi tree of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

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Sarnath Archaeological Museum, Sarnath

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Sarnath Archaeological Museum houses the findings and excavations at the archaeological site of Sarnath, by the Archaeological Survey of India. It has five galleries and two veranda to display a rich collection of sculptures, artefacts and edifices ranging from the 3rd century BCE to 12th century AD found at Sarnath.

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