SANCHI, a small village in India, at which there is now a railway station on the Bombay-Baroda line.
On the Sanchi hill itself are only ten, but one of these is by far the most important and imposing of all.
The monuments at Sanchi are now under the charge of the archaeological department; they are being well cared for, and valuable photographs have been taken of the bas-reliefs and inscriptions.
C. Maisey, Sanchi and its Remains (London, 1892); Rhys Davids, Buddhist India (London, 1902).
The evidence from modern India can be supplemented by the medieval and ancient Indian sources, and, in particular, by the representations of the adoration of snake-deities on the Buddhist topes of Sanchi and Amravati.