Sanchi Stupa on Indian Stamps

18 Jan 2018  Thu

The moment we hear Sanchi Stupa, our mind goes back to 300 BCE to Ashokan Period. The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the most important Buddhist monuments reflecting the gems of Buddhist art and architecture. This Stupa is located in Sanchi Town, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is the oldest stone structure in India and was built during the Mauryan period.

Originally commissioned in the third century BCE by Emperor Ashok this huge hemispherical dome has a height of 12.2816.46 m (54.0 ft) and consists of a central chamber where the relics of Lord Buddha are placed. It was further expanded by the Shunga rulers.

India Post issued a stamp on Sanchi Stupa, having the face value of INR 5 in 1994.

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