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The Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya – Explore Rich Cultural Heritage and a Glorious Past

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Offering some valuable insight into Bodhgaya’s mythology and splendid history, the Archaeological Museum is a must-visit destination when on a visit to the sacred city.   History The Archaeological Museum was established in the year 1956 and houses an excellent collection of both Buddhist and Hindu artefacts, stone sculptures and items such as miniature pots, coping stones. How to Get There The museum is located right next to the Mahabodhi Temple. It can be easily …

Sujatha Temple – A monument of Buddhist history

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India sure is an excellent destination rich in culture and history, this would prove that India has great potential in terms of satisfying your travel excitement. Believed by the people to be the vessel of Buddhism, Bodhgaya is located in Bihar and is a historical site that must be visited. Buddha & Sujata (Sujata Temple)| Img by: Hideyuki KAMON via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0   The story behind the temple The place in which the temple is built …

The Dungeshwari Cave – The Birthplace of Modern Buddhism

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Buddhism has become the fourth most popular religion in the world, with more than 500-million followers world-wide. Many however, tend to overlook the birthplace of Buddhism. Background During the early days of his quest for enlightenment, the Buddha believed that the path towards it involved extreme asceticism. At one point he starved himself to the point of death in hopes of overcoming suffering and achieving enlightenment, it was after this that he accepted a bowl …