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Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is part of the Tentative List in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Jorge Sanchez (Spain):
In the year 1989 I participated during three weeks in the Kumbha Mela of Allahabad, a religious festivity which takes place every 3 years in a different of four sacred Hindu cities: Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik.

Being Allahabad so close to interesting historical centers, I made radial day trips to holy Varanasi (or Benares), and also to Sarnath, the place where Buddha gave his first teaching (He attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, Bihar).
In Varanasi I took a holy bath in the Ganges and in Sarnath visited several temples, one Asoka pillar, stupas, and Buddhist monasteries.
Date posted: September 2013
Clyde (Malta):
Visited this site for the 2012 Kalachakra. Very spiritual place and quite an interesting archaeology museum too. Easily reachable by taxi from Varanasi.
Date posted: February 2013


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Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
This site is part of the Tentative list of: India

Site History:
1998 Tentative list
Submitted as tentative site by State Party


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