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Harmandir

Harmandir was in Patna, far from Punjab, where Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs who consolidated the soldier sect, was born in 1660.

The Harmandir Takht, one of the four holy shrines of the Sikhs, stands at this holy site, The original temple was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh and contains belongings of the Guru and Sikh holy texts. As a sign of reverence, it is also called Patna Sahib by the Sikhs.

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Mahabodhi Temple - Bodhgaya, Bihar

India has from times immemorial been a center of culture, civilizations and religions. And is also the place where Buddhism one of many great religion was implanted apart from Hinduism. For over 2000 years the focal point of Buddhism has been Bodhgaya or Buddhagaya. Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya is the most sacred Buddhist site and is one of the earliest Buddhist temples in the world. Bodhgaya is the place where over 2000 years ago a prince named Gautama Siddhartha achieved Enlightment and came to be known as Lord Buddha.

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya is located in the state of Bihar in eastern India. Gautama Siddhartha renounced his princely life and became a monk. After meditating und

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Vaishali

Location: Bihar
Highlights: Lord Buddha announced the imminence of his Mahaparinirvana at Vaishali
Attractions: Buddhist stupas, pillars, etc



Vaishali district is situated in the state of Bihar. It lies at a distance of approximately 60 km from the capital city of Patna. The place gains significance from the fact that it is here that Lord Buddha announced the imminence of his Mahaparinir

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Vikramsila

Location: Near Bhagalpur, Bihar
Highlights: One of the most important centers of Tantric Buddhism in 8th century
Attractions: Vikramasila University



Vikramsila is a town situated in the state of Bihar, India. It lies at a distance of approximately 40 km from the city of Bhagalpur. One of the popular Buddhist destinations in India, Vikramshila cannot boast of a direct relation with Lo

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Nalanda

Location: Bihar
Founded In: 5th Century AD
Highlights: Has the largest and oldest university of ancient time



Nalanda is situated in the state of Bihar. Founded in the 5th century AD, it lies at a distance of approximately 90 km from the capital city of Patna. Nalanda had the honor of being visited by Lord Buddha a number of times, in His lifetime. Even Hieun Tsang, the famous Chinese Tra

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Lauriya Nandangarh

Location: Approximately 22 km from Bettiah, Bihar
Attractions: Houses one of the biggest stupas in India



Lauriya Nandangarh is situated in the state of Bihar. It lies at a distance of approximately 22 km from the district of Bettiah. Lauriya Nandangarh boasts of housing the Ashokan pillar, comprising of the six Ashokan Edicts. As per the version of the historians as well as the archaeologists, as many as forty pillars were built

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Kurkihar

Location: Approximately 22 km from Gaya, Bihar
Highlights: Houses the ruins of a Buddhist monastery & a number of ancient artifacts



Kurkihar is a small village situated in the state of Bihar. It lies at a distance of approximately 22 km from the Gaya district. This large mound over which this village lies consists of the remains of a very old Buddhist Monastery. The village also boasts of two Hindu and is quite famous fo

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Kesaria Buddhist Stupa

Location: Kesaria, Champaran (east) district of Bihar
Founded By: The Lichhivis (allegedly)
Founded In: 200 AD to 750 AD (allegedly)
Highlights: Largest stupa in the world



Kesaria Buddhist Stupa BiharKesaria Stupa is situated in the Cha

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Jethian

Location: Near Rajgir, Bihar
Highlights: Lord Buddha met King Bimbisara here for the first time
Attractions: A huge statue of Lord Buddha



Jethian BiharJethian is a small village situated near Rajgir town of Bihar, India. In the ancient time, it used to be known as Lativana, or the Palm Grove.

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Indasala Cave

Location: Near Rajgir, Bihar
Highlights: Lord Buddha gave a number of discourses here
Attractions: Hansa Stupa



Indasala Cave is situated near Rajgir in the state of Bihar. It lies at the base of a sharp cliff, halfway up the side of Giriyek Mountain. On the top of the mountain stands the Hansa Stupa. The Hansa Stupa holds the distinction of being the most complete stupa in India, till da

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