The Great Bowl


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The Great Bowl Overview

Ranked 8 of 18 sightseeing in Sanchi

The Great Bowl is created out of a huge block of stone. The bowl used to serve as a container of food that was distributed to the monks of Sanchi.

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The Great Bowl

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
4th Aug 16

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  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Om Joshi

Om Joshi5.0/5

19 reviews

Great hotel of this class. Hotel was very clean as

Great hotel of this class. Hotel was very clean as well as the room. Trip was on a busy spring break weekend so the hotel was very busy, but really no problems from that. There was an expanded pool area for the kids, not part of our plans but looked great for that grade school age crowd.The breakfast was typical continental with bacon, scrambled eggs and the make your own waffle plus typical pastry, fruit and cereals. No quality issues. A busy breakfast room with all the guests but it is actually one of the larger breakfast areas I have seen at a Hampton.

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq4.3/5

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Foodstuffs were stored in this bowl

The Great Bowl is a giant stone bowl kept on a platform towards the west of the Monastery-51, as it was excavated under the supervision of Sir John Marshall a great archaeologist and research scholar from 1912 to 1919. His work will be admired always and his residence and his notes are converted into a memorial a tribute to his special work.Typically the monks used to spend, their time in yoga practices and worship, and alms was a part of their spiritual living. Buddhist monks, their lives were depending on alms, and whatever foodstuffs they receive, were stored in this great bowl. This giant stone bowl was made from single stone. It was serving as a cauldron or serving pot and whatever food was collected, was distributed equally among the Buddhist monks.This is a world heritage site and close to this great bowl monastery-51, Stupa No. 2 are worth to visit.

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