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#6 of 20 Places To Visit in Sanchi
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Raisen District,Sanchi

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Sanchi is well connected to Bhopal and Vidisha by bus. The nearest airport is at Bhopal. There is a railway station at Sanchi, it is easier to come to Vidisha by train from any part of the country. From the railway station, take a train or an auto to reach the Vihara.

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about great bowl

Great Bowl is an architecture marvel with an interesting significance. The bowl is located in Sanchi on the way to Stupas. It is beleived that in ancient times the bowl was used to keep all the alms. The bowl was also used to serve food to the monks. Hence, it is also known as food cauldron or Great Gumbha. What also makes this bowl special is its size and the fact that it was carved out of one gigantic stone. 

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