Dhamekh Stupa

Local nameDhamekh Stupa
LocationVaranasi, India

Dhamek Stupa is a massive stupa located at Sarnath, 13 km away from Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.Stupas originated as pre-Buddhist tumuli, in which ascetics were buried in a seated position, called chaitya. After the parinirvana of the Buddha, his remains were cremated and the ashes divided and buried under eight mounds with two further mounds encasing the urn and the embers. Little is known about these early stupas, particularly since it has not been possible to identify the original ten monuments.

Tags Place of WorshipBuddhist
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhamek_Stupa

Address India

Coordinates 25°22'51.045" N 83°1'28.264" E

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