Sarnath Museum Varanasi

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Amid natural surroundings, lies the Archaeological Museum which exhibits the Buddhist Cultural wealth, recovered from the site of Lord Buddha’s first sermon at deer park Mrigadava in Sarnath. As the findings are mostly from Buddhist monasteries or vihar, the plan of the building was designed by James Ransome on the pattern of a Sangharam or a vihar Varanasi. The noble idea was conceived by Sir John Marshal, the then Director-General of Archaeology in view of the Buddhist character of antiquities. The construction of museum building began in 1904 & was completed in 1910. The Central Hall is the main chapel, galleries as monastic cells, and verandah occurring as in front of cells in a monastery. The whole building is made of sandstone with flat roof.


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