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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