Stupa at Sanchi and Shravan Belgola

Stupa at Sanchi and Shravan BelgolaStupa at Sanchi is one of the important places of Buddhist pilgrimage.

Stupa at Sanchi: Its nucleus was a simple hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of Buddha. It was crowned by the Chatra symbolizing high rank, which was intended to honor and shelter the relics. It showed scenes from the life of the Buddha integrating with everyday events that would be familiar to the onlookers and so make it easier for them to understand the Buddhist creed as relevant to their lives.

Shravan Belgola: Shravan Belgola is a city located in the Indian state of Karnataka. It reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity, under the patronage of Gangas of Talakad Shravan Belgola which is also known as the white pond of Shravan or the Jain monk. The derivation of the word Belgola appears to have been from the two Kannada words Bel(white) and Kola (pond) in allusion to the beautiful pond in the middle of the town. The Sanskrit equivalents Sveta-Sarovara, and Dhavala Sarovara were used in the inscriptions that support the derivation of his word from the Kannada words.

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