Chaukhandi Stupa

June 12, 201934 days 00
  • The Archaeological survey of India under the Ministry of Culture has declared Chaukhandi Stupa as a ‘protected area of national importance’.
  • It is located in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh (UP).
  • It is known as ‘Chaukhandi’ because of its four-armed plan.
  • It served as a shrine for a relic of Buddha. It appears to be in ruins and was originally constructed in 5th Century AD.
  • It also finds mention in account of Hiuen Tsang, celebrated Chinese traveller of 7th century AD.

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