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[sahr-naht] /ˈsɑr nɑt/
an ancient Buddhist pilgrimage center in N India, near Varanasi: Buddha's first sermon preached here; many ancient Buddhist monuments. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The spot where he first unfolded his doctrine was a grove at a place now called Sarnath, about four miles from the present city.

  • At Sarnath Buddha built a great temple and founded a school from which his disciples spread to all parts of India.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch

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