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Buddhist Circuit in Central India - Sanchi, Satdhara, Sonari, Andher (Travel Guide)

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Item Code: NAO863
Author: Swati Mitra
Publisher: Eicher Goodearth Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2010
ISBN: 9789380262055
Pages: 96 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 9.0 inch X 4.5 inch
weight of the book : 163 gms
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From the 3rd century BC, when Emperor Ashoka erected the famous pillar and stupa at Sanchi, the site has been a favoured spiritual home of Buddhists. Art and archeitecture soared to great heights here, only to then. Disapear after the 12th centuary AD until 'rediscovered' in the 19th century.

Today Sanchi is revered for having the most perfect and well –preserved stupas in the century and has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Buddhist Circuit in Central India explores the archietectual magic and historical significance of Sanchi as well as of the nearby, less well –known but equally ancient sites of Satdhara, Sonari, Andher and Murelkhurd.

The guide covers a range of sites around Sanchi that make for interesting day trips like Udaygiri Caves, Gyaraspur and Udaypur. It is also includes well – researched sections on Bhopal, the gateway to Sanchi, the Shiva temple at Bhojpur and prehistoric cave paintings at Bhimbetka.

With over 125 specially –commissioned photographs, illustrations and maps, and an up –to –date Practical Information section, this is a perfect comapnion for not just the intrepid tourist but also the armchair traveller.

Contents

History 4
Life and Teaching of the Buddha 4
Ashoka and the Spread of Buddhism 9
Early Buddhist Sites in India 1
Sanchi: Discovery and Conservation 16
The Buddhist Circuit 19
Sanchi 20
The Great Stupa 24
Other Monuments on the Main Terrace 38
The Eastern and Southern Areas 46
The Western Slope 54
Archaeological Museum 56
Buddhist Sites Around Sanchi 58
Satdhara 59
Sonari 62
Andher 64
Murelkhurd 66
Excursions From Sanchi 68
Vidisha 68
Heliodorus' Pillar 78
Udaigiri Caves 73
Gyaraspur 76
Udaypur 80
Bhopal: Gateway To Sanchi 82
Bhojpur 86
Bhimbetka 87
Practical Information 90
Phrase Book 96

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