Rajgir, Buddhism, Jainism and Great Epic of Mahabharata

Vishwa Shanti Stupa at Rajgir

Rajgir is a historic city in Nalanda district, Bihar, India. It was the capital of kingdom of Magadha and Great Mauryan Empire. 1000 B.C. dated ceramics have been found in this ancient city. Jainism and Buddhism have deep roots at this city, as Lord Mahavir and Gautama Buddha stayed here. Vulture’s Peak mountain on the…

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Phugtal Monastery

Phugtal Monastery is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh, in Kargil district, Jammu & Kashmir state. Phugtal Monastery is located in the remote Lungnak Valley in south-eastern Zanskar taluk. The Phuktal Monastery is built like a honeycomb around a natural cave, which is believed to have been in existence for more than 2,550…

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Pillars of Mauryan king Ashoka

The original Lion Capital of Ashoka Ashoka the Great, Buddhist Mauryan king, erected a series of pillars in different states of North India around the third century B.C. . They pillars are mainly found in the states of Utter Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi , etc, which were part of the Mayura dynasty those days. Pillar at Sarnath is…

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Bodh Gaya, Gautama Buddha's Enlightenment Site

Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya Bodh Gaya, Gautama Buddha’s Enlightenment Site is at Gaya district of Bihar state, India. Bodh Gaya is the place where, it is believed that the Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment and hence is one among the four sacred pilgrimage centers for Buddhists. Bodhgaya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. Prince Gautama Siddhartha,…

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