On the long journey of human life, faith is the best companion. – Buddha So finally the last month of the year is here, a month for a lot of introspection and decision making. What to do? What not to do? New Year Resolutions amongst a few and so the list goes on and on,..
Once the capital city of the mighty Kosala Kingdom, Shravasti is said to be founded by Vedic period king, Shravasta. Approximately 175 kilometres away from the state capital Lucknow, the city is located on the banks of the Rapti River. It is believed that Shravasti, then known as Savatthi, was the place in Kosala Kingdom..
Experience the happiness in the peaceful lanes of Uttar Pradesh We all wish for happiness. We all wish to attain peace, and spend our whole life working hard to fulfil this wish. Sometimes we come across the landscapes or places that reveal the secret joy confined within us. Buddhism by its very nature, aims to..
One of the 4 holy sites sanctioned by Buddha himself for pilgrimage, Kushinagar or Kushinara (as it was known in the Buddha Period) is the place where Gautam Buddha finally left his earthly abode and ascended to heavens. Kushinara was one of the sixteen Mahajanpads of the 6th century B.C. and was a living city..
Around 12 km from the famed city of Varanasi, sits a small hamlet, once lost and then rediscovered. It was here that almost 2500 years ago, Buddha set in motion what Buddhists call the Wheel of Dharma by delivering his first sermon to the five companions with whom he had sought enlightenment. Ravaged by Turk invaders..