Sannathi – A Stupa and Samrat Ashoka

Last December I visited Sannathi where a stupa from the Ashokan era (3rd century BC) is getting restored. The prized treasure here is the portrait of the Emperor himself which was unearthed . I was told that this was the ever portrait of the king discovered with the incription ” Raya Ashoka” carved on it..Here is the photofeature that was published in . I wrote a detailed story in Deccan Herald a couple of months ago.

This heritage week, we celebrate more heritage sites across India.. I have been always fascinated by lesser known destinations, especially on heritage and cultures and will be sharing some of the stories and photographs from these sites. 


  1. dude ranch vacation 17 April, 2012 at 00:14 Reply

    India is always great cultural place. My friend traveled in india, and they loved it, so i am eager to travel in India. I dont know much about india as i am traveling next month to india. so i hope this will help me to know india very well.
    Namestey!! 🙂

  2. Vaish 18 April, 2012 at 18:06 Reply

    That’s a precious information excavated by the archeology department and unveiled in words by you. India, it’s tradition, culture and mythology never ceases to fascinate me.

  3. ashokha 30 October, 2013 at 11:54 Reply

    in the blog raya ashoka statue photo was posted. in that picture only in the bottom stone with swans is broken. but now there is big crack in the middle of the statue crossing raya ashoka and his wife. hence it may be happened recently. a great emperor’s is in this dilabilated conditions will make feel sorrow.

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