Question of The Day08-04-2020

Which of the following sites is/are located in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh?

  1. Dharma Chakra Stupa
  2. Mulagandhakuti Vihara
  3. Bodhi Tree
  4. Ashoka Pillar

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

Answer

Correct Answer : c ) 1,2,3 and 4

Explanation :

After attaining enlightenment, Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon in Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh) which is known as dharmachakrapravartana.

Following sites are located in Sarnath:

  • Ashoka Pillar: It has four lions on its top and four animals (bull, lion, elephant and horse) at below and it marks the visit of King Ashoka to Sarnath.
  • Mulagandhakuti Vihara
  • Dharma Chakra Stupa or Dhamekh Stupa was built in the year 500 CE and this is the place where Lord Buddha had given his first sermon of Dharma.
  • Bodhi Tree: Under this tree, Lord Buddha is said to have attained Enlightenment.

Hence, option c is correct.

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