Located in the village of Bharhut in the Satna district are the relics of the famous Bharhut Stupa. A site revered by Buddhists the Bharhut Stupa was built by Ashoka the Great. The Stupa represents some of the earliest arts and sculptures of Buddhist history and beliefs. The Buddha is represented through common symbols such as the Bodhi Tree, footprints, empty seat, Dharma Wheel etc. Though Ashoka built the Stupa, many works such as the gateway and railings were added by the Shunga dynasty.