Located at a mere distance of 10 kms from one of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi, Sarnath is one of the most prominent sites for Buddhist pilgrimage circuits in the world. The importance of this place lays in the fact that Gautam Buddha had first taught Dhamma at the deer park situated here to his Sangha. The entire landscape of Sarnath is dotted with a number of stupas and monasteries making the Buddhist influence extremely obvious here.
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Q.Can you suggest an itinerary for sarnath tour?
A. You can include these places in your sarnath tour: witness ganga aarti, kashi vishwanath mandir, BHU, sarnath archaeological museum, sarai mohana village, varanasi akhadas. Sarnath visit can be included in a varanasi tour plan.
Q.What is sarnath famous for?
A. Sarnath is 13 kms away from Varanasi and is famous for being the first spot where gautam buddha had taught the teachings of dharma to his followers and had set forward the wheel of dharma. This is the place where the first sangha was formed.
Q.What is inside sarnath?
A. Sarnath is a cylindrical stupa which is made out of bricks and stone that reaches up to a height of about 43 metres and it has a diameter of 28 metres. It is also famous for being the most massive structure in Sarnath.
Q.Who built sarnath?
A. Sarnath was built during the 3rd century by the mauryan emperor Ashoka.
Q.Who had destroyed sarnath?
A. Sarnath was destroyed in 12th century by the turkish invaders.