Sanchi: 1 definition

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Sanchi means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Sanchi is an archaeologically important site situated in Bhopal, known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Sanchi there is a Sanskrit inscription on a rock on a hill which contains a verse in Anuṣṭubh describing the powers of Mitrānanda and his preceptor. Below the inscription is the representation of a seated ascetic above a seat which is being dragged from two sides by two elephants with riders on back. 

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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