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It is surmounted by a squared rail unit (harmika) representing the world mountain, from which rises a mast (yashti), symbolizing the cosmic axis.
A visit to Sanchi will bring alive the awe you felt as a child as you listened to the tales of Ashoka.
The town of Sanchi is synonymous with Buddhist Stupas - hemispherical structures typically containing relics of the Buddha or his followers.
The Stupas of Sanchi were constructed on the orders of Emperor Ashoka to preserve and spread the Buddhist philosophy.
But a British cavalry officer rediscovered and revived the sacredness of the town in 1818.
Buddhist influence over the central Indian landscape had declined by the 12th century and the stupas and other monuments slipped into obscurity.
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As Buddhism recessed, these architectural marvels were no more considered useful, and eventually, were completely forgotten.