Sanchi: 1 definition
Sanchi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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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India history and geographySource: 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.
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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Search found 11 books and stories containing Sanchi; (plurals include: Sanchis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
The Life of Sariputta (by Nyanaponika Thera)
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
The Gopuram: its Evolution < [Chapter XIII - Prasada: Component Parts]
Torana < [Chapter XIII - Prasada: Component Parts]
Temples in Pullamangai (Pasupati Koyil) < [Chapter II - Temples of Parantaka I’s Time]
The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King (A Life of Buddha) (by Samuel Beal)
Lives of Buddha (4): Ta-tseu-sui-ying-pen-k’i-king < [Introduction]
Varga 6. The Return of Candaka < [Kiouen II]
Varga 16. Bimbisāra Rāja Becomes A Disciple < [Kiouen IV]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 3 - Descent of Buddha from the Trāyastriṃśa heaven < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
Part 9 - Ṣaḍdanta-jātaka < [Chapter XX - The Virtue of Generosity and Generosity of the Dharma]
Part 6 - Viśvantara-Jātaka (or Vessantara-jātaka) < [Chapter XX - The Virtue of Generosity and Generosity of the Dharma]
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)