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Nirvana Temple Kushinagar

Nirvana Temple is one of the most frequented amongst Buddhism shrines in the world. Nirvana Temple is a must visit destination during tour to India. The place evokes emotion for every Buddhist because it is the same temple near which, Buddha died.

Nirvana Temple houses a statue of reclining Lord Buddha that is 6 meters long. It is believed that this statue represents the very last moments of Lord Buddha i.e. moments before he attained Mahaparinirvana. The sculpture was unearthed during the excavations of 1876. Carved from Chunar sandstone, the statue represents the dying Buddha reclining on his right sid

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Mulgandha Kuti Vihar

Mulagandha Kuti Vihar is a welcome break from architectural monotony in Sarnath. Situated amidst brick ruins of ancient Sarnath, this Buddhist Temple is as distinct from any Buddhist Architectural pattern as chalk and cheese. This modern temple that looks truly magnificent with detailed designed patterns in its interiors has been erected by the Maha Bodhi society in the year 1931. The temple is famous for its Murals and Frescoes.

Mulagandha Kuti Vihar boasts off some of the most magnificent and colorful Frescoes that have been made by the magical hands of Kosetsu Nosu. Kosetsu Nosu happens to be Japan's foremost

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Mathakaut Temple Kushinagar

Mathakaut Temple is one of the most famous and most visited shrines in Kushinagar. The Mathakaut shrine is situated at the distance of 300 meters from Maha-Parinirvana Stupa, another famous Buddhist shrine in Kushinagar. The shrine falls by the side of the road when you start moving Southwest of Maha-Parinirvana Stupa.

The place is famous for because this is the site from where a black stone image of the Buddha in the 'Bhumi Sparsha Mudra' was recovered during early excavations. 'Bhumi Sparsha Mudra' in Hindi means 'Kneel Down Posture'. It is widely perceived that the last sermon of Lord Buddha was

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Buddhist Temples in Kushinagar

apanese Temple
Japanese Temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Kushinagar. This is a must visit site during your tour to Kushinagar. A magnificent 'Ashta Dhatu' or 'Eight Metals' statue of Lord Buddha marks this temple. This statue has been brought from Japan in dismantled form and was later joined before it was established in this temple. The temple itself is worth appreciation. The Atago Isshin World Buddhist Cultural Association has erected this temple that was generously funded by the Japanese Monarchy. The temple consists of a single circular chamber, housing a golden image of Buddh

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Ugratara Temple

he Ugratara Temple in Uzan Bazaar in the eastern part of Guwahati, Assam is an important Sakti shrine. Legend has it that the navel of Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, is related to this temple. Ugratara in Assam is generally identified with Tiksna-Kanta, Eka-Jata, etc., of the Buddhist pantheon.

The present temple of Ugra Tara was built by King Siva Singh in 1725 A.D. who had excavated a tank three years before. The tank known as Jorepukhuri is situated to the east, of the temple. The tank still exists, though the upper section of the temple was destroyed by a devastating earthquake. This was however rebuilt by a private citizen.

Sikkim

The earliest recorded event related to Sikkim is the passage of the Buddhist saint Guru Rinpoche through the land in the 8th century. The Guru is reported to have blessed the land, introduced Buddhism to Sikkim, and foretold the era of monarchy in the state that would arrive centuries later. In the 14th century, according to legend, Khye Bumsa, a prince from the Minyak House in Kham in Eastern » read more

Karla Caves

Location: Karla, approximately 20 km from Lonavla
Founded in: 2nd Century BC
Significance: Chaitya Hall, intricate sculptures and pillars



Karla Caves MaharashtraKarla Caves are situated in the state of Maharashtra, near the Pune-Mumbai Road. They lie at a distance of approximately 2

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Bhaja Caves

Location: Approximately 12 km from Lonavla Founded In: 2nd Century (Early Theravadin phase of Buddhism) Bhaja Caves MaharashtraThe Bhaja Caves come under the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. They are situated at a distance of approximately 12 km from Lonavla. It is believed that Bhaja caves date back to the 2nd century, i.e. to the rule of Mauryans in India, in the early Theravadin phase of Buddhism. There are eighteen caves in toto and each other of them is adorned with magnificently chiseled images of Lord Buddha with different postures. Along with that, there are also some representations of Buddha, in symbolic terms. Also embellishing the Bhaja caves are the images of some an

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Ajanta Caves

Location: Aurangabad District, Maharashtra
Highlights: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Represent: Hinayana and the Mahayana sects of Buddhism



The Ajanta caves are situated in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. The caves, thirty in number, are said to have witnessed the prosperity as well as the decline of the two sects of Buddhism, the Hinayana and the Mahayana. They are adorned w

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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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