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The city dwells from the time of Buddha reign and is a significant city of
Buddhist pilgrimage. The ace city of Sarnath is a gem located 10 kms away
from Varanasi. According to history book, Sarnath city originated or revived
some 2500 years ago when Budhha came here to deliver his first sermon after
attaining 'Niravana', enlightenment.
It was this place where Lord Buddha came across five discplines who later
became a part of his later didactics. His disciplines who followed him were
astound to see the visage which mesmerically convinced the people and to opt
buddhism as their religion. It is now known as the Dharamachakra
. It then sey in motion of great Buddhist tradition of the
Sangha which generalized the Buddhist teachings across the globe.
It is often refferd to as the ' Seat of Holy Buddha'. It is about 34 mtrs
in height including the foundations. The Dhemak stupa can be measured upto
42 mtrs. This is the place where Buddhism was first voiced and thereby is an
imporatant Buddhist tourist destination.
The Chaukhandi Stupa
This is one of its kind as it was originally a terraced temple created in
Gupta period. Later on Govardhan, son of Raja Todarmal, altered its
Constructed in 3 rd centuary BC is said to contain Buddha relics on green
marble casket.The stupa was created by Emperor Ashoka.
The distance between the two cities is 10 kms. This is belived to be the
oldest living city of Uttar pradesh. Also known as Kashi, Varanasi is
popularly know as the city of Spiritual Light.
By Air :
The nearest airport that you would find would be
Babatpur ( Varanasi) airport. Varanasi as such is connected by all the
famous cities of Kathmandu, Delhi, Agra and Mumbai By Rail: It connects to
all the major important cities.
By Road :
The city is well connected by National Highway
Best Time to Visit :
October to March
Buddhist Destination in India : Nalanda
The Lotus Trail
- By Rahul
Patna To Bodhgaya
- By Asima