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Archaeological Survey of India, Sarnath Circle


Sarnath is one of the most important, sacred and famous religious as well as pilgrimage place for the Buddhist World and as this is well known that this place is directly associated with the life and teachings of Lord Buddha From this place Lord Buddha has started the journey of Dhamma by giving his first sermon in C 528 B.C.E.


Sarnath (Lat.25022’ N , Log.8300’ E) is located on the Delhi-Kolkata National Highway, at a distance of about 10 kms Towards north-east from Varanasi Railway station and is only 23 kms away from LalBahadur Shastri Air Port, Babatpur, Varanasi. Read more....


Tomb of Lal Khan
Located at a distance of about 6 km from Cantt. Railway station, near Rajghat Bridge, Rajghat, Varanasi, U.P Though Varanasi is a famous and holy city for the Hindus, this place also boasts of a few tombs and mausoleums built during the Muslim reign.

Dharahra Masjid
The Dharhara mosque is situated on the left side of the holy river Ganga at a distance of about 6 km towards east from the Varanasi Cantt Railaway station. It is an example of Hindu-Mughal style of architecture. Dharhara Masjid at Panch Ganga Ghat can easily be approached from...

Ancient Buddhist site of Sarnath including Dhamek Stupa, the monasteries and other excavated remains
Sarnath site is situated at a distance of about 13 km north-east from the Varanasi Cantt. Railaway station. Sarnath is one of the four most sacred places of the Buddhist...

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NEWS & EVENTS

  1. Inauguration of photo exhibition by D.M. Kushinagar on the occassion of Buddha Purnima representing the theme of "Bhagwan Buddha aur unka Jeevan", Kushinagar
  2. Inauguration of Interpretation Centre "kashi avinashi or Kashi the eternal city" at Man Mahal by Honorable Minister Mahesh Sharma on 05.03.2016.
  3. celebration of world heritage week 2015
  4. A thematic lecture on the occasion of James Prinsep Birth Day celebration by Dr. O.P.Kejariwal on the theme "James Prinsep: Kashi & Indian History" 22nd Aug. 2015, at Man Mahal, Varanasi, UP Organized: jointly with by Regional Archaeology Unit, Varanasi
  5. Photo Exhibition on the occasion of World Photography Day (19th August 2015).
  6. Honourable minister of Culture and Tourism has inaugurated Ganga Interpretation Centre at Man Mahal on 14th March 2015.
  7. Celebrated 150th Year of Establishment of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
  8. Celebrated world heritage day on 18 April 2015
  9. Celebrating international museum day on 18 May 2015
  10. On the event Independence Day (15th August 2014 an awareness programme) was organized by the AIASA (employee association of ASI, Sarnath Unit)for the cleaning of monuments.
  11. Ongoing Trial Trench excavation at Shahi Fort, Jaunpur. Excavation work has started on 9th Feb. 2015
  12. Archaeological Survey of India adopted Man Mahal ghat of Varanasi under Clean India Campaign. The cleaning of this ghat began on 24.02.2015.
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