Buddhist Monastery Ruins, Sarnath

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Anindita Basu
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published on 21 August 2016
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Remains of a Buddhist monastery around the Dharmarajika Stupa. The rectangular cells are thought to be rooms where the monks slept. The yellow structure visible in the background is a relatively modern Jain temple. Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India, 3rd century BCE.

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Anindita Basu
Anindita is a technical writer and editor. Her off-work interests include Indology, data visualisation, and etymology.

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Basu, A. (2016, August 21). Buddhist Monastery Ruins, Sarnath. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5457/buddhist-monastery-ruins-sarnath/

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