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  1. an ancient Buddhist pilgrimage center in N India, near Varanasi: Buddha's first sermon preached here; many ancient Buddhist monuments.
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Historical Examples of sarnath

  • The spot where he first unfolded his doctrine was a grove at a place now called Sarnath, about four miles from the present city.

    Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877

    James Kennedy

  • 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