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Front view of the restored pillars of the West Gateway from the right, Sanchi Tope.

Photograph of the pillars of the West Gateway of
the stupa of Sanchi, taken by Deen Dayal around 1883, from the
Archaeological Survey of India. Sanchi is one of the most important
Buddhist sites in India for the variety of monuments and the relief
sculptures on the railings and toranas, or gateways. The structures
date from the 3rd century BC until the 7th century AD. The Great
Stupa of Sanchi was…