Bihar is well identified in world as the land of Buddhist religion and the holy places for Buddhist pilgrimage. Lord Buddha got his enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree near Bodh Gaya.
Buddhism Religion propagates Buddhist teachings, Buddhist worship. Buddhist religion is not only associated with Buddhist Gods and Buddha temples but also with Buddha Yoga & Meditation.
Apart from Bodhgaya Nalanda and Rajgir has an important place in the story of Buddha reflects Buddhist rituals and Buddhist beliefs.
These places have Buddhist monastery galore reflecting life and teachings of Buddha. The famous Buddhist festival Kalachakra Pooja and other events are celebrated here quite often and participation in this is like dream come true experience for Buddha followers.
Vaishali was the place of the earliest republics in the world (6th century BC). Lord Buddha preached his last sermon at this place. Vaishali is also the birthplace of Lord Mahavira and is one of the sacred places for Jain religion.
During Ancient India Era Patna was known as Patliputra it is uniquely poised among the world's oldest capital cities with unbroken history of several centuries as imperial metropolis of the Mauryas and Guptas imperial dynasties.
Buddhist tourists always like to visit Patna museum which has many rare Buddhist statues and evidences reflecting the existence of Buddhism in India and especially in Bihar.
Patna is also used by the Buddhist tourists as a transit point because of its airport and road connectivity to the Bodhgaya.
Rajgir is situated under Nalanda District of Bihar and is covered under buddhist location. It was the ancient capital of Magadha Empire. Lord Buddha often visited the monastery here to meditate and to preach. Since Lord Mahavira spent several years in so Rajgir is also known as the sacred place to the Jains.
In Pawapuri, or Apapuri, 38 kilometres from Rajgir and 90 kilometres from Patna well connected through road from Patna and Gaya, all sins end for a devout Jain.
Lord Mahavira, the last tirthankar of Jain Religion and the founder of Jainism had taken his last breathe here. The Budhhist travelers also visit this place quite often.
Lord Buddha attained enlightenment near the holy city of Gaya. The tree that had sheltered him came to be known as the Bodhi tree and the place Bodhgaya.
Bodhgaya is an important place for pilgrimage and has buddhist monastery galore. Some of them have been established by Buddhists of Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka etc. This place reflects real buddhism in india and is splendid to spend buddhist holidays.
This place was a great centre of Buddhist learning. Nalanda came into prominence around the 5th century BC and was a flourishing university town with over ten thousand scholars and an extensive library. This is an important place having buddhist monastery galore and is covered under various buddhist travel packages.
This is associated with Lord Buddha and has a great significance. Kesaria Stupa is situated in the Champaran (east) district of Bihar. It is believed that Lichhivis have built this stupa as a commemoration of the end-life of Lord Buddha. A six-floor structure this stands as a reminder to the last days of Lord Buddha and his humanitarian approach towards people, independent of caste and creed. It lies at a distance of around 110 km from Patna.
The Kesaria Stupa holds the distinction of being the largest in the world, standing at a height of 104 ft. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavated the stupa in the year 1998. It is believed to date back to somewhere around 200 AD and 750 AD has a circumference of almost 1400 ft. The amazing stupa witnesses splendid Buddhist architecture and archaeological preservation.
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