Sanchi Ashoka Pillar
History of Ashoka Pillar :
The Ashoka Pillar erected in the 3rd century B.C. consists of a shaft and a crown of four lions that stand back to back. It is rather unfortunate but the total Ashoka Pillar does not stand here now. The shaft of the pillar can only be seen at the gateway and the crown has been kept in the museum.The figure of these lions was later adopted as the National Emblem of India.
Description of Ashoka Pillar Sanchi:
The Greco Buddhist style of Architecture is reflected in the Ashoka Pillar at Sanchi. The most remarkable quality of the Ashoka Pillar is that it is very well proportioned. The structural balance of the Ashoka Pillar is very admirable. It bears a lot of resemblance to the pillar at Sarnath. It is quite intricately carved but the lions of this Ashoka Pillar in Sanchi do not support the wheel of law or Dharmachakra. The polish of the Ashoka Pillar is brilliant and shines to this day.
Sanchi Great Bowl and Buddhist Monasteries :
Great Bowl and Buddhist Monasteries in Sanchi are carved out of one block of stone. The Great Bowl contained food that was distributed amongst the monks of Sanchi. This opulent Great Bowl and Buddhist Monasteries were believed to be the storehouse of different food items that were distributed amongst the monks of Sanchi.