Sankasya is 47 km from Farrukhabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is more popularly known as Sankisa. According to Buddhist mythology, it is believed that Buddha descended at this very place along with Brahma and Devraj Indra after giving discourses to his mother in heaven. The Buddhist traditions also say that all Buddhas descend to earth at this place.
The tour of Sankisa will enlighten you about the significance of the place and its association with the events of Buddha's life. It is believed that future Buddha, Maitreya Buddha or Arya Maitreya was born here during the lifetime of Buddha. Today the place is known as the village of Basantpur near the ruins of a fort. Emperor Ashoka erected a pillar with an elephant capital as a mark of reverence to the holy spot. Short distance from here is a Bisari Devi temple and the statue of the Buddha. Chinese Pilgrims, Fa-Hien and Hieun Tsang visited Sankasya and wrote about what they witnessed there. - Sankasya Tours
How to Reach
The nearest airport to Sankasya is at Agra and the railway station is at Pakhna, which is 12 km away. There are frequent bus and taxi services are available from Farrukhabad to Sankasya. - Sankasya Tours
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