Sarnath

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Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath, originally built by King Ashoka in 249 BC.

Sarnath, a Buddhist pilgrimage site, where Buddha gave his first sermon, 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi, India, thus considered the birthplace of Buddhism. Also the birthplace of 11th Jain Tirthankara, Shreyasanath.

Stupas[edit]

Dhamekh Stupa[edit]

Monastery ruins[edit]

Other Stupas[edit]

Mulagandhakuti Vihara temple[edit]

Ashoka Pillar[edit]

Deer Park[edit]

Statues and art from Sarnath[edit]

Sarnath Museum[edit]

Shri digamber Jain Temple[edit]