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Sankisa

Known for a temple dedicated to Bisari Devi and an excavated Ashokan elephant pillar...

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Farrukhabad > Uttar Pradesh > India

 
 

Sankisa lies in central Uttar Pradesh, 47 km from Farrukhabad. It is believed to be the place where Buddha, along with Bramha and Devraj Indra descended after giving sermons to his mother in heaven. At the spot of descent stands a temple with a statue of Buddha. The place is also known for a temple dedicated to Bisari Devi and an excavated Ashokan elephant pillar. There is also colossal Shiva Linga here A large fair is held at Sankisa in the month of Sravan (July -August).

Best Time to Visit Sankisa:

October to April Access: By Air: Nearest airport is Agra (207 Km). By Rail: Sankisa is 10 Km away from Pakhna railway station. One can reach by road transport to Sankisa By Road: Sankisa is 47 Km away from Farrukhabad. Farrukhabad is well connected to major towns of Uttar Pradesh.

Sankisa Travel Attractions:

The village is mainly famous for the archaeological and historical importance. There is a small temple of Maya Devi where, she is worshipped as a goddess of fertlity. Buddhist sculptures dating back to Mahayana age is also found on some walls at the site.

The remains of Asokan Pillar is also worth a visit
, while the pillar with an elephant in lieu of the usual lion is also matter of attraction for many a tourists. This elephant is said to be the representation of the white elephant which mayadevi had dreamt at the time of conception of Siddhartha (Lord Buddha).

The excavations by ASI (Archaological Society of India) has lead to the finding of many items of ancient age contemporary to Buddha
, Asoka and some other well-known preacher of Buddhiism. Some of these items are exquisite and represents high grade of art. The scriptures, terra cotta figures, bronze coins and stone dishes remain the centre of attraction for the visiting folk to have a glimpse back into the far left times.

The Shiva linga is also quite exotic and attracts Hindu religious devotees. The Shravan Mela held every year draws a lot of tourists.

How to reach Sankisa:

Air : The kanpur airport is nearest to Sankisa, from which, trains and buses run regularly.

Rail : The nearest railhead is Pakhna, at a distance of 12 Km.

Road : Sankisa is connected to the major cities of the state by good motorable roads

Where to stay in Sankisa:

Staying can be most enjoyed at Kanpur. The Landmark is a fine hotel.

 

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