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4 Lions Thorana

This was the main entrance of the stupa in the olden days and the temple and Ashoka pillar is next... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Southern Gate

The Southern Gate or Torana is the main entrance to Stupa No. 1. The oldest of all the gates, the... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the main entrance of the stupa in the olden days and the temple and Ashoka pillar is next to the gate.

Thank arunbvkumar
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The Southern Gate or Torana is the main entrance to Stupa No. 1. The oldest of all the gates, the Southern Gate is also unique in that it is the only Torana to have the Ashokan emblem of four lions carved on it. The other...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Entrance from the south for Stupa No. 1, each of the entrance represent a unique story depicted through the carvings.

Thank nik_0107
Reviewed March 24, 2017

The Southern Gateway was the main entrance for the Great Stupa indicated by the Ashoka Pillar near it. It was a practice in those times to erect Pillar before Stupa came up. This is the only Gateway at Sanchi where four lions are seated back...More

3  Thank SatyendraGarg
Reviewed January 29, 2017

There are 4 gateways surrounding the Great Stupa. The gateways are very well decorated with lots of the carvings on it.

1  Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed October 14, 2016

gates or torans are what these called..they have intricate carvings of Buddha and jatakas..must see around sanchi stupa..

1  Thank Ankur_Rishi
Reviewed May 15, 2015

The main stupa of Sanchi, i.e. Stupa#1 was originally built during the reign of emperor Ashoka. But, later on additions were kept on happening in and around the Stupas. It is from here that the Mehendra, son of Ashoka left for Ceylon to spread the...More

3  Thank PKTMumbai
Reviewed December 13, 2014

Sanchi is one of the most sacred pilgrimage spot for Buddhists. It is commonly known as the ‘stupa village’. It is situated at about 45 km from Bhopal. There is world famous Buddhist stupa. The stupa is on a hill of about 300 ft height....More

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

The south Torana was the main entrance in the ancient times as this was the earliest Torana built as evident from the Ashoka pillar it . It was a custom, in the ancient times, to install a pillar at the site where a stupa needs...More

1  Thank Dilip S
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