Temple 17 at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh

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Temple 17 at Sanchi in the State of Madhya Pradesh in India is one of the earliest Buddhist shrines situated near the northeast corner of Temple 18. Standing on a low moulded foundation this shrine has a flat-roofed square sanctum with a portico and four pillars.

Temple 17 dates back to the early Gupta period. After the decline of Buddhism in India, the monuments of Sanchi fell into a state of disrepair. Known for its historical value, this temple is frequented by tourists round the year.

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