Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Enlightening Trip of Lord Buddha in India-Most Blessed Buddhist Termini

Lord Buddha was born and brought up in Lumbini and Kapilvastu both are positioned in Nepal. Buddha got illumination in Bodhgaya, which is situated in India .Lord orated his first sermon in Sarnath, which is also cited in India. Out of four most sacrosanct places of Buddhism , specifically Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar, three are in India, making it the eventual prevalent Buddhist terminus in the world.

Buddha Statue At  Bodhgaya
The four the most blessed Buddhist termini includes Lumbini (Buddha's birthplace), Bodhgaya (where Buddha got illumination), Sarnath (where Buddha delivered his first oration) and Kushinagar (where Lord Buddha breathes his last breath). The destinations you can cover on your Buddhist Expeditions places  of India include Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Shravasti, Sankasya, Vaishali, Rajgir and Kushinagar.

Statue Of The Buddha At Lumbini
Lumbini: The native land of Lord Buddha, Lumbini is one of the most consecrated and important Buddhists pilgrimage starting points located near the Nepal-India border. The tourist fascinations of Lumbini are the Sacred Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Puskani Pond, Ashokan Pillar, Buddha Temple and the Lumbini Museum. Lumbini is also enumerated in the World Heritage Sites.

Buddha's Birth Place Ruins In Maya Devi Temple
Stupes In Sarnath
Sarnath is one of the four the most sacrosanct Buddhist excursion center. Buddha stayed in Sarnath soon after he attained illumination in Bodhgaya and distributed his first discourse or Maha Dharma Chakra Pravartan at the Deer Park in Sarnath. It was here that Buddha imparted the key facets of Buddhism: the four noble truths, the eightfold track and the middle way viewpoint to his followers.

Mahabodhi Temple In Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya: Positioned close to the river Niranjana, Bodhgaya is the holiest excursion center for Buddhists from all over the world. It was Bodhgaya where Lord Buddha accomplished illumination under the Bodhi tree after years of search for the veracity and awareness. 

Braches Of Mahabodhi Tree
The tourist fascinations of Bodhgaya are the Mahabodhi Temple, Mahabodhi Tree, Shakyamuni Buddha, Niranjana River, Vajrasana, Ancient Railing, Lotus Tank, Chankaramana, Animeshlochana, Ratnagar and Sujata Village. The Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya is registered in the World Legacy Site.It is known as enlightening place of  Lord Buddha.

Buddha Temple At Kushinagar
Laying Buddha Statue At Kushinagar
Positioned at a distance of roughly 50 km from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Kushinagar is the place where Buddha breathed his last breath at the age of 80 after conquering the ceremonial of Mahaparinirvana (Permanent Bliss).

Ashokan Elephant Pillar In Sankasya
Sankasya is sited at about 47 km from Farrukhabad town in Uttar Pradesh India. It is alleged that in Sankasya, Buddha derived from Tushita Heaven along with Brahma and Devraj Indra after giving discourses to his mother in heaven. It is believed that Buddha went to Tushita Heaven to preach Dharma to his mother. The major fascinations at Sankasya are a temple with the Statue of Buddha, Ashokan Elephant Pillar and Bisari Devi temple.

Ruins Of Nalanda;

Ruins Of Buddhist Temple At Nalanda
Lord Buddha stayed at Nalanda several times during his lifespan. Positioned at about 70 km from Patna, Nalanda is renowned for its primeval monastic university, the Nalanda University, most important prehistoric seat of Buddhist learning. This university played a substantial role in the advancement of Buddhism in India.

Budda Stup And  Lion Pillar At Vaishali
Lord Buddha stayed Vaishali recurrently and discoursed his last oration at Kolhua, a small village located close to Vaishali. To memorialize the event, Emperor Ashoka instituted one of his prominent lion pillars in Vaishali in the 3rd century BC. The antique capital of famous Mauryan Empire, Vaishali is at a space of about 55 km from Patna, the capital of the state of Bihar.

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  1. WOW. the color on that second pic is stunning!

  2. These pictures are breathtakingly beautiful.

  3. Very detailed post on Buddist pilgrims. That's a beautiful temple at Lumbini. Kushinagar is new to me though.

  4. Some very nice photos. Did you take them all? I especially like the first one with the way the sunlight is filtered through the clouds.

  5. Very informative post and the photographs are so beautiful..

  6. the Thai in Auckland just celebrated their Songkran festival. They have statues of Buddha.