Sanchi Stupa - Buddhism

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When was the Great Stupa at Sanchi originally commissioned?

3rd century BCE

Who discovered the Sanchi Stupa in 1818?

General Taylor

What is the main purpose of the Vedika at Sanchi Stupa?

To protect the stupa

What is the significance of the Harmika at Sanchi Stupa?

Artwork made to protect the relics

Which part of Sanchi Stupa is a semi-circular structure?

Medhi

In which Indian state is Sanchi Stupa located?

Madhya Pradesh

What is the purpose of the Vedika in the Sanchi Stupa?

To protect the stupa

Which part of the stupa is known as Anda?

The semi-circular part

What is the significance of the Chhatra in the context of the Sanchi Stupa?

It symbolizes religious importance

What is the purpose of the Sopan in relation to the Medhi at the Sanchi Stupa?

A staircase for climbing up and down

Where is Sarnath located in India?

Uttar Pradesh

Who constructed the Stupa at Sarnath?

Emperor Ashoka

Who originally commissioned the Great Stupa at Sanchi?

Ashoka the Great

When was the Sanchi Stupa discovered after being abandoned for 600 years?

1800

Who discovered the Sanchi Stupa in 1818?

General Taylor

What is the literal meaning of 'stupa'?

A pile of something

Which epic poem is referred to as the 'Ramayana of the Buddhists'?

Buddhacarita

Where is the Sanchi Stupa located?

Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh

Explore the history and significance of the Sanchi Stupa, a key Buddhist site in India. Learn about its origins, architecture, and cultural importance.

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