A Buddhist festival held at Sanchi at the end of November, Chethiyagiri Vihara Festival is attended by thousands of Buddhists monks and pilgrims.In late November each year, the Chethiyagiri Vihara Festival attracts hundreds of Buddhist monks and pilgrims to see the relics of two of Buddha`s early disciples, Sari Puttha and Maha Moggallana. The relics, originally discovered in stupa 3 in 1853, are now kept in the vihara and brought out for display during the festival.