• Chaukhandi Stupa

Chaukhandi Stupa


Chaukhandi Stupa is an important Budhist stupa in Sarnath located 8 kms from Cantt railway station, Varanasi. The Chaukhandi stupa is thought originally to have been built during the Gupta period between the 4th and 6th centuries to mark the site where Lord Buddha and his first disciples met travelling from Bodh Gaya to Sarnath. It is a huge earthen mound with a brick-work edifice surrounded by an octagonal tower. The site has great significance for the Buddhist devotees.