Several historical Buddhist sites are scattered all throughout India, Madhya Pradesh is certainly not an exception. The monasteries and Gompa of Madhya Pradesh were erected after the life and activities of Gautama Buddha. The significance of the place increased as most of the spots had been visited by Buddha either for preaching or for meditation. Buddha had traveled far and wide and thus transformed himself from Siddhartha to Sakyamuni. These places are all celebrated Buddhist pilgrimage centers around the globe.
Sanchi is a prominent Buddhist site located in Madhya Pradesh, India. Sanchi successfully captures explorerís attention by the wide display of a large number of Stupas. These again were converted to Buddhist retreat. The Stupa of Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh was the ultimate construction of emperor Ashoka. It is counted amongst one of those Buddhist sites for which the emperor donated money. The exquisite carvings on the stupas in Sanchi portray a world of total blending of humans and animals living in an ideal harmony with each other.
Prime Buddhist Sites of Madhya Pradesh: