Sanchi Buddhist Monuments
Sanchi Hill is a revered world heritage site featuring 50 Buddhist monuments
including 3rd century monolithic pillars, palaces, temples and monasteries.
One of the prime Buddhist pilgrimage sites, the Great Sanchi Stupa was
commissioned by Emperor Ashoka, to enshrine the relics of Lord Buddha under
Deor Kothar in Rewa District is known for Buddhist Stupas excavated in
1982. These stupas are credited to Mauryan emperor Ashoka the great for
preaching the religion.
Dharmrajeshwar complex on Chandangiri Hill features a series of 14 rock cut
Buddhist caves with monasteries and Stupas belonging to 7th century. An
equivalent to the heritage of Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, Dharmrajeshwar
complex consisted of a well planned monastery with more than 70 living
quarters, pavilions, meditation halls, stupas and images of Lord Buddha and