Sarnath is a place located 10 kilometres north-east of Varanasi city near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna. According to an inscription dated 1026 A.D., this place is where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon.
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LIFE IN THE CITY AND ALONG THE GANGES RIVER