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Buddha Vihar Indian Spiritual Tour

Buddha Vihar Indian Spiritual Tour

(SARNATH | BODH GAYA | PRAYAG)

Buddha Meditation (with Buddhist Monks), Maha Kumbh - Prayag

6 to 17 January, Travel to Sarnath, Bodh Gaya and Prayag

Dear Yogamates Ritanveshi Yogayan puts a step ahead to organise a traveller meditator’s trip to Sarnath, Bodh Gaya and Allahabad for Buddha Meditation. We chose these three destinations for the following reasons:-

Sarnath

One of the four Buddha Pilgrimages, Sarnath is the first destination where Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment.

Visitor's Pick

  • Dhamek Stupa
  • Chaukhandi
  • Archaeological Park
  • Jain Temple
  • Mulagandha Kuti Vihar
  • Main Shrine and Asoka Pillar
  • Monuments found during excavations

Bodh Gaya

Most important Buddha pilgrimage, one of the four, where Gautam Buddha got enlightened. The history of Bodhgaya dates back to the 6th century B.C. when Prince Siddhartha Gautama, after renouncing his family at the age of 29, attained spiritual enlightenment at this holy place. He then came to be known as Buddha. According to legends, after observing self-mortification for around 6 years in Bodhgaya, he gave up the same. Then he discovered and practiced the Noble Eightfold path and this led to his enlightenment or “Buddhatva”- a state where you are become detached from delusion, hatred and lust. He gained many followers and over the next hundred years, the village turned into a huge Buddhist pilgrimage centre. Emperor Ashoka is one of the most famous disciples of Buddha and built the Mahabodhi temple.

Bodhgaya today is a pilgrimage destination for the entire Buddhist world and many others who seek spiritual presence. People come in large numbers to see the Mahabodhi Temple, which is declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

Visitor's Pick

  • Mahabodhi Temple
  • The Great Buddha statue
  • Wat Thai Buddhagaya

Prayag (Allahabad)

Our last destination of this trip is Mahakumbh that happens once is 12 years. It is a gathering on millions in the city during that time. There is a saying that during Maha Kumbh, amrit(divine water) gets mixed with the water of Ganga, holy river of India. The first right to enter in River Ganga during Maha Kumbh is reserved with Nagas. Nobody knows their abode but during Maha Kumbh they just appear for their bath (Snana) in river ganga and disappear again somewhere in Himalayas.

Visitor's Pick

  • Triveni Sangam
  • Anand Bhavan
  • Khusro Bagh
  • Allahabad Fort