[ sahr-naht ]

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

Words Nearby Sarnath Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Sarnath in a sentence

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