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Sankisa

Buddhist Pigrimage

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  • General Information

    Other Name: Sankasia, District: Farrukhabad, State: Uttar Pradesh, India
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    Languages Spoken: Hindi, English
    Long Distance Code: -
    Importance: Buddhist Pilgrimage
    Best Time to Visit: January to December and -
    International Access: -
  • Description

    Sankisa is related to many Myths pertaining to Lord Buddha, especially his descending from the heaven after death makes it an ideal destination for Buddhist pilgrims. The place is as interesting as the stories related to Buddha, charming, quite and enchanting. Known as Sankasya in Ramayana, this village has been an important centre in the geography of India from earlier times. Huen Tsang named this city as Kapittha in his travelogue and described it as a nice place to visit. The place is renowned for the stone statues found here during the excavations.
  • Location

    Sankisa is located in Farukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh, at a distance of 40 Km from Kannauj.
  • Climate

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The excavations by ASI (Archaological Society of India) has lead to the finding of many items of ancient age contemporary to Buddha, Asoka and some other well-known preacher of Buddhiism. Some of these items are exquisite and represents high grade of art. The scriptures, terra cotta figures, bronze coins and stone dishes remain the centre of attraction for the visiting folk to have a glimpse back into the far left times.
There is a small temple of Maya Devi where, she is worshipped as a goddess of fertlity. Buddhist sculptures dating back to Mahayana age is also found on some walls at the site.
The remains of Asokan Pillar is also worth a visit, while the pillar with an elephant in lieu of the usual lion is also matter of attraction for many a tourists. This elephant is said to be the representation of the white elephant which mayadevi had dreamt at the time of conception of Siddhartha (Lord Buddha).

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Sankisa, India
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