Buddhism in Odisha – Buddhism Tourism – Lalitagiri, Ratnagiri Udaygiri Hills

Odisha: formerly known as Orissa located in the eastern coast. 1st April is celebrated as Odisha Day. Bhubaneswar, capital as well as largest city of Odisha is a centre of economic and religious sites.

Buddhism was known in Odisha, right from the time of its inception. Odisha, named as Odra or Orissa is known for its tribal cultures and numerous ancient temples. There are huge numbers of stupas, viharas, monasteries and gompa found across Odisha to represent Buddhism. Some newly made Buddhist sites increases the charm of Odisha with Lalitagiri, Ratnagiri and Udaygiri hills attracting travelers every years across the globe.

Major Buddhist attractions of Odisha are:

Ratnagiri: The Ratnagiri Hill is one of most extensive ruins and is famous for Pushpagiri monastery.

Lalitagiri: The Lalitagiri hills in Odisha serve as an important historical site. An ancient stupa containing relics preserved in caskets of stone is one of the recent and spectacular discoveries.

Dhauli: The Shanti Stupa at the Dhauli Hill situated on the bank of the River Daya is another world renowned Buddhist sites in Odisha.  Nippon-Buddha Sangha established a peace pagoda or Shanti Stupa at Dhauli.

Udaygiri: Udayagiri is the largest Buddhist complex of Odisha. It is make up with major stupas and monasteries, viharas.

Other Attractions:

Pipli, The Nandan Kanan National Park, Langudi, Motifs

Buddhist  Tour is leading Buddhist tour operator based in Delhi, capital city of India. For more info about Buddhism in Odisha.

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Bomdila Tour – Mahayana Buddhism – Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh – Buddhism in Bomdila

Bomdila:  Bomdila monastery is combination of three Tibetan monasteries representing the origin and culture of the local people.  Topmost part of monastery offers superb views of the town as well as surrounding mountains.

Bomdila, a beautiful small town is situated at a height of 8000 ft and from here travelers can take a fabulous view of picturesque landscape and snow-clad mountains of the Himalayan Range.

Dirang valley and Sela Pass (4,300m) provide a thrilling experience on the way to Tawang from which you can see snow covered peaks of Gorichen (6,488m) and Kangto (7,042m).  The Orchid Research and Development Station at Tippi and two other Orchid conservation sanctuaries situated at Sessa and Dirang are also attractive sightseeing to explore.

Things to discover in Bomdila are Bomdila Monastery, Holiday Scout, Bomdila View Point, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Apple Orchards and Craft Centre & Ethnographic Museum.

To explore Bomdila Tour contact to Buddhist Tour, a well known tour operator in India.

International Buddhist Conclave in Sarnath- Bodhgaya India- 3, 4 and 5 th October 2016

Buddhism is a big religion in all over the world having more than 1.6 billion followers. Beginning of Buddhist religion is in India. Buddhism is started by Gautam Buddha. Gautama Buddha is son of Kapilavastu’s king Suddhodana. Buddha’s mother name is Maya. Gautama Buddha is also named as Siddhartha Gautama or Shakyamuni. Vesak is a Buddhist festival which celebrates Buddhist monks. Vesak is known as Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day.

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Conference is started at 3 October in Sarnath, a place where Buddha sermons his first speech after got enlightenment and Ends at 5 October in Bodhgaya, a place where Buddha got enlightenment.

In this event representatives, foreign delegates, thinker, philosopher, intellectual, monks and political administrators of many Buddhist countries will take part.