Thursday, October 25, 2012

Footsteps of Buddha: Trace the path of enlightenment

Travel from enlightening path to Nirvana destination where you get footsteps of Buddha that are great inspirations for us. Buddhism is the prominent religion of India that is based on Buddha philosophy as he showed his followers the path of truth. Gautama Siddhartha who was born in very royal family as a prince and later known as Lord Buddha. Wherever Buddha visited he left his deep knowledge and great principles of life. When you will visit Buddha’s pilgrimages in India then will come to know about his great thought and teaching aspects on the various stages of Lord Buddha. Footsteps of Buddha Tours are:


Buddha’s life started from Lumbini in Nepal where the prince Buddha was born in this great place. Lumbini is a home to Lord Buddha where he is posed in different ways in the Buddhist monasteries and temples. When there was full moon day in Lumbini then Buddha born in the Bisakh month. Mahadevi temple is the biggest temple in Lumbini that is named after Buddha’s mother Maha Devi.


Bodhgaya in Gaya, Bihar is the place of Buddha’s enlightenment. This is a sacred Buddhist site in Bihar state and Buddha here mediated under the Bodhi tree for long period. This place holds great significance for pilgrims and this place is also renowned for the Vishupad temple for the footprints of Lord Vishnu. Brahmayoni hill is that place in Bihar where Lord Buddha delivered Adittapariyaya Sutta or the Fire Sermon. Get more information on: Bodhgaya Tour


Sarnath is the holy site in Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh and after attained enlightenment Buddha went to Sarnath. In the Deer park of Sarnath Buddha gave his first sermon. The emperor Ashoka visited Sarnath and spread Buddha’s message of love. There is a Buddhist monastery in Sarnath that was built in 1931 and besides, this you can see many temples houses of Lord Buddha that depict the life of Buddha.


Kushinagar is situated in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh where Buddha passed way or breathed last. He was cremated at the Ramabhar stupa of Kushinagar. You can visit one of the most pious temples of Kushinagar that is a Mahapairinirvana temple where you can see the stature that represents the dying Buddha lie down on his right side. Japanese temple, Wat Thai Temple, Nirvana Stupa, etc are the major attractions in Kushinagar. Travel through the destinations of Buddha and draw your paths towards enlightenment.