Sarnath is a place outside the city ofin northeast India. According to Buddhist tradition, it was here in a grove that presented his teachings ( ) for the first time after his . In the this place is referred to as the deer park. Since this event marks the beginning of , so to speak, the place ranks as an important Buddhist . Buddhist sculptures often feature a wheel with two gazelles. The is an important symbol of Buddhist teaching, while the gazelles stand for the first discourse in the deer park at Sarnath.