Located on the banks of the Ganga River in Patna in the Indian state of Bihar, the Sabhyata Dwar stands tall at a height of 32 m and was built at a cost of about 5 crore. This tall structure is taller than the Gateway of India, which is situated in Mumbai. The construction of the monument was started on 20th May, 2016 and was completed on May 2018. It was inaugurated by the current Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on 21st May, 2018.
History of Sabhyata Dwar
The monument was first envisioned by the former Jammu and Kashmir Governor, retired Lieutenant General Srinivas Kumar Sinha in 2010. He had pitched the idea for the construction of this Civilisation Gate near the residence of City Superintendent of Police on the banks of Ganga River to show how the river port of Pataliputra attracted people from across the world.
Structure of Sabhyata Dwar
Spreading over an area of 1 acre, the Sabhyata Dwar is situated within the campus of Samrat Ashok International Convention Centre, which is north of Gandhi Maidan. The construction of the monument was done by the building and construction department of the Bihar government.
On the northern side, the Dwar faces the Ganges and consists of 2 arches constructed from red and white sandstones. It is built with Mauryan architecture with a smaller arch on either side. Atop the arch is a small stupa upon which rests Ashoka's 4 sided lion capital made from alloyed metal. The northern and southern faces of the arches contain inscriptions attributed to Megasthenese, Ashoka, Buddha and Mahavira.
Visiting Information on Sabhyata Dwar
The Patna railway station is the closest at a distance of about 3.7 km and the Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport is the nearest at a distance of 8 km from the Dwar.
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(Last Updated on : 13-06-2019)
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