Thursday, September 28, 2006
Not a thimble, part one.
Dhamekh Stupa at Sarnath is one of the principal Buddhist pilgrimmage sites in India. It was constructed by the great Mauryan king, Ashoka. It is believed that the Buddha rested and meditated here, and delivered his first sermon at the Dhamekha Stupa. Buddhist pilgrims the world over come to Saranath to walk around this sacred Stupa and to offer worship to Buddha.