Since ancient past India has had an unbroken tradition of being the fountainhead of spiritual knowledge in the world. Great seers, masters and incarnations have been born here to spread the true knowledge from time to time. The Sanskrit word “Bodh” literally means knowledge. Buddha thus means “The one who has attained all knowledge”. The cessation of conflicts at both the internal the external levels is possible only when one is armed with the right knowledge.
Major Sites of Buddhist Temples :-
Major Sites of Buddhist Temples :-
This is where Prince Gautama attained enlightenment under the sacred Asvatta tree (Bodhi tree) and became known as Lord Budha. This is one of the four most sacred pilgrimage places for the Buddhists. The other three important places are his place of birth at Lumbini, Nepal; the site of his first lecture at Sarnath, near Varanasi; and the place where he left his body at Kushinagar, near Gorakhpur. Buddhists from all over the world have built temples here in Bodh Gaya. The Dalai Lama often spends
Kaushambi, in Uttar Pradesh, was visited by Buddha in the 6th and 9th years after his enlightenment. He delivered several sermons here, elevating it to a center of learning for Buddhists. Today one can see the ruins of an Ashokan Pillar, an old fort and the Ghositaram Monastery. The archaeological excavations here have yielded a large number of sculptures and figurines, coins, punch-marked and cast coins and terra-cotta sculptures which show the reverence the city was held in by the devout, in t
Situated in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, 51 km off Gorakhpur. Is one of the principal centers of Buddhist pilgrimage is the place of Mahaparinrvana. The monument of Kushinagar are situated in three distinct comprising in the main site of the Nirvana Temple houses over 6meter long statue of the reclining Buddha The image was unearthed during the excavations in 1876.
Nepal – India Border
Located in the flat plains of South-Western Nepal and the foothills of Churia range is kind of holy sentiment to the millions of Buddhists all over the world-as do the Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims. Lumbini is the place Lord Buddha -the apostle of peace and the light of Asia was born in 623 B. C.
This contains the ruins of the world’s oldest university. This was also a place where the Buddha and Mahavira stayed and preached. The remains of 11 monasteries and several Chaityas, built over a period of time, in red brick stone have been excavated, as well as a large stairway, a library, lecture halls, dormitories, cells, ovens and wells. Buildings were multi-storied and multi-tiered, built on massive terraces of solid brick, decorated with Buddhist and Hindu divinities and warriors, dancers,
A sacred place for both the Buddhists and Jains. There is Gridhakuta, where the Buddha, converted a Magadhan King. Also worth visiting is Saptaparni Cave, where the first Buddhist council was held. The Pippala Stone House or Machan is a huge structure, with cells around it. At Maniyar Math is an old Jain Shrine. Then there is Venuvara, the bamboo grove, where the Buddha meditated. The Jivakamanana Monastery is of interest, since it was one of the Buddha’s favourite retreat.
Situated 10 km from Varanasi is the site where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his five disciples, preaching the middle path for attaining ‘Nirvana’. Realising the sanctity of the site, emperor Ashoka, in the 3rd century B.C. built some of the finest monuments and legacies. Add a description about this item
Another of the most commonly visited places of Buddhist pilgrimage is Shravasti. It is here that the Buddha is said to have performed great miracles. One story tells of how on throwing down the seed of a mango, a great mango tree instantly arose. Another story tells of how the Buddha stood in the air, the lower part of his body engulfed in flames, with five hundred jets of water streaming from the top of his body.
Vaishali was one of the Buddha’s favourite resorts and he visited it on several occasions It was here that he had his famous encounter with the prostitute Ambapali, the incident is recounted in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta in The Long Discourses. Another discourse he delivered here is the long but interesting Mahasihanada Sutta from The Middle Length Discourses. According to the Mahayana tradition the famous Vimalakirtinedesa Sutra was preached here too.Add a description about this item
Indian Buddhist Travel
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by international flight,Assistance on arrival and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi – Varanasi
Take a morning flight to Varanasi and on arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit of Varanasi.
Day 3: Varanasi Sight Seeing
Visit Ghats & Temples of Varanasi. Boat Ride in the Ganges.
Day 4: Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Morning after Breakfast, drive towards Baodhgaya en-route visiting Sasaram.
Day 5: Bodhgaya
Visit of the Buddhist Temples.
Day 6: Patna
Morning after breakfast drive towards Patna, en-route visiting Rajgir & Nalanda.
Day 7: Patna – Kushinagar
Drive to Kushinagar via Vaishali, check-in at the hotel.
Day 8: Kushinagar – Lumbini
Drive to Lumbini and check-in at the hotel.Afternoon visit Lumbini.
Day 9: Lumbini – Sravasti
Drive to Sravasti & Check-in at pre-booked hotel.
Day 10: Sravasti
Morning city sightseeing tour. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 11: Sravasti – Lucknow – Delhi
Drive to Lucknow & evening shatabdi train to delhi & check-in at pre booked hotel.
Day 12: Delhi
Relax & Local Sight Seeing
Day 13: Delhi – Agra – Delhi
Drive to Agra after Breakfast. Visit Taj & Drive Back in the Evening to Delhi, overnight at Pre-booked hotel or Drop at the desired place
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