India, is widely known as the birthplace of Buddhism. Buddhism pilgrimage and temples are very famous and this religion is most popular among the truth because of its wonderful teachings which promote non-violence and truth.
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We have made a list of the most famous Buddhist temples in India that you must visit.
Mahabodhi Temple is situated at Bodh Gaya, Bihar. It is one of the oldest Buddhist temple. This temple was built in the 3rd century by the great Emperor Ashoka and it is considered as one of the holiest pilgrimage spot for Buddhists in the world. When you will enter in this temple you can find many elements like Paintings and Sculptures of Hindu gods like Lakshmi, Sun God, and the eagle God and other. This temple is made of brick. This temple is around 55m tall and it is renovated several times in the 19th century. There are no entry fees to enter into this temple and the timings are 5am to 9pm.
Mahaparinirvana Temple is known to be one of the holiest Buddhist temple and it is situated at Khushi Nagar, India. It is one of the most visited tourist places not only by domestic tourists but also by foreign tourists because of its spiritual aura and beautiful architecture. This temple was built by the Indian Government in 1956. Inside the temple, there, reclining Buddha image lying on its right side with the head to the north. The statue is 6.1m long and rest on a stone couch. There are no entry fees to enter in this temple and the timings are 6am to 9pm.
Sarnath Temple is also known to be one of the holiest Buddhist temple and it is situated at Varanasi, India. This Buddhist temple was built by the great Emperor Ashoka. It is a sacred place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Sarnath is the first place where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma. There is a village1Km away from the sarnath known as the singhpur where shreyansanth was born. That is why sarnath is also an important pilgrimage site for Jainism. This temple is also known as Isipatana. This temple has a peaceful, clean and calm environment which provides relaxation to the mind and body. This thing attracts the tourists to visit in this temple. Entry fees of this temple is Rs 5 per person for Indians and for foreigners Rs100 and the timings are 8.00Am to 6.00Pm( all days of the week).
Sanchi Stupa is one of the oldest temple, which is situated at Madhya Pradesh, India. This temple represents the beauty of Buddhist art. Its beauty is enough to capture your heart. This temple was built under the guidance of the Emperor Ashoka’s wife and daughter. This temple was built in the 3rd century and the height of this temple is 54 feet and it has several chambers which contain the relics of Buddha this thing attracts the tourists. so everyone must visit in this temple. Entry fees of this temple are Rs 40 for Indians and Rs 600 for foreigners and the timings are 6.00Am to 6.00Pm.
Ramabhar Stupa is situated 1.5 away from Mahaparinirvana temple. It is one of the most important monument in khushinagar. The structure of this temple was constructed by Malla Kings and it is 50 m high. This is the place where Lord Buddha was cremated and got Mahaparinivarna, khushinagar is the place that has been frequented by Lord Buddha. In this temple there is a sheet of water called Ramabhar jheel. There is no entry fees to enter in this temple and the timings are 6.00Am to 9.00Pm.
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