Friday, December 3, 2010

Sarnath (Buddhist pilgrimage center) - Location, Introduction, History & Significance, Other Attraction - The Stupas, Mulagandha Kuti Vihara



Location : Uttar Pradesh
Attraction :The Stupas, Buddhist Pilgrimage and Archaeological museum
Local Tongue :Hindi & English
STD Code : (91) - 542
Best time to Visit : October to March

Distance of Sarnath from Major Indian Cities
Allahabad : 125 Km
Gaya : 250 Km
Lucknow : 300 Km
Patna : 235 Km

Sarnath Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information:

By Air :The nearest airport, Babatpur is at a distance of 30 Km from the town. Another nearby Varanasi airport operate regular flights from major Indian cities to the destination.

By Rail :Varanasi railway station is connected to all the other major Indian cities through a number of direct trains. The Northern Railway network and several other trains plying across Varanasi has a halt in Sarnath.

By Road :Sarnath is provided with good communication circuit through any other cities in and around Uttar Pradesh. In addition to State transport buses, several local vehicles connect Sarnath with Varanasi and other neighboring areas.

Introduction:


Sarnath is most visited place in of Buddhist circuit and mecca for many Buddhist followers. The composedness and purity make the aura of this place ideal to worship dedicatedly and to chant holy mantras. The fervor of this place is animated with the many Buddhist ruins, museum and Sarnath's temples. Buddhist and many other tourist come here in huge number, they all are allured by the beauty and calmness of this place. The place was able to maintain its glory and significance, even after vandalizing by Turkish Muslims in 12th century AD.

Of the four divine Buddhist pilgrimage centers in the India, Sarnath ranks the third position. The godly land of Lord Buddha is situated 13 Km from Varanasi in the northern Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. The epic behind its name and holy aura speaks about the living of Lord Buddha, his attaining enlightenment and his spreading religious message of Buddhism. The tranquil land is marked with magnificent stupas and historic monuments built under the regime of Emperor Ashoka.

Climate & Best time to Visit

Sarnath has its location near the Tropic of Cancer and as such, the town enjoys a moderate wintry weather with a very hot days during summer. The cool winter temperature ranges between 20 degree Celsius to 10 degree Celsius, whereas the summer is at peak with 45 degree Celsius. The gushing rain wash the city from late June to September. The ideal time to make a religious Sarnath trip lies between the months from October to March.

Pilgrimage/Other Attractions in Sarnath

The small town of Sarnath has many attractions for you to see. During your pilgrimage to Sarnath, you can also plan to visit those attractions that lies close to or around the town.

The Stupas


Sarnath is remarkable for a number of stupas, built during the 3rd century B.C. History indicates that the stupas have been erected in relation to the deep thought of King Ashoka towards Buddhism.

Mulagandha Kuti Vihara
This sacred Tibetan-Buddhist monastery was set up in the year 1930 by the Sri lankan Mahabodhi society. The shrine is situated behind the Deer Park within the Sarnath region. The main entrance to Mulagandha Kuti Vihar is flourished with a huge Japenese bell and its interior decoration is beautified with golden-colored life-like statue of Lord Buddha.

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rashid1891 said...

This sacred Tibetan-Buddhist monastery was set up in the year 1930 by the Sri lankan Mahabodhi society. The shrine is situated behind the Deer Park within the Sarnath region. The main entrance to Mulagandha Kuti Vihar is flourished with a huge Japenese bell and its interior decoration is beautified with golden-colored life-like statue of Lord Buddha.i like this side This is very good side Thanks MA

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