Category: Buddhism

Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha

Phugtal Monastery, Zanskar valley, India

The Enigmatic Cliff Monastery of Phugtal Gompa

The Phugtal Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in the Ladakh region of the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. This monastery was constructed inside a natural cave, and is considered to be one of the most isolated monasteries...

/ 2017-11-29

Top 20 Buddhist Stupas in India

Stupa is a hemispherical structure containing Buddhist relics and place of meditation used by Buddhists monks. In the period between the Mauryas and the Guptas the older stupas were greatly enlarged and beautified. Of these three are noteworthy—those at Bharhut...

/ 2017-06-23
Lost city: Sanchi

The Great Stupa at Sanchi (Video)

The ‘Great Stupa’ at Sanchi is the oldest stone structure in India and was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE. Its nucleus was a simple hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of...

/ 2017-05-23
Ruins of Buddhist stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Fascinating Ruins of Ancient Chaukhandi Stupa in Sarnath

Chaukhandi Stupa is one of the important Buddhist Stupas at Sarnath and a popular tourist site in Uttar Pradesh.

/ 2017-05-15
The Gue Mummy of Lama Sangha Tenzin, India

Mystery of 550 year old Mummy of Sangha Tenzin

The monk, or lama, known as Sangha Tenzin is probably the only mummy in India to have undergone natural mummification. Buddhist monk remarkably preserved because he started the mummification process while still living.

/ 2017-05-08
One of the World's Tallest ancient Buddhist Stupa, Kesaria, India

One of Tallest Buddhist Stupa of Kesariya in State of Neglect

Rising high out of the earth from where the dying Buddha donated his begging bowl, the enormous Kesariya Stupa is an enthralling example of how nature can reclaim a deserted monument. Excavated from under a grassy and wooded veil is...

/ 2017-04-09
Ruins of Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri – Ancient Buddhist Site in Odisha

You could be forgiven for not knowing about the sacred Buddhist sites in Orissa (Odisha). After all, they’ve only been excavated relatively recently and are largely unexplored. Yet, more than 200 Buddhist sites, scattered across the length and breadth of...

/ 2015-05-28
Somapura Mahavihara

Somapura Mahavihara – Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

Somapura Mahavihara is an 8th century Buddhist monastery and an important archaeological site located in Paharpur, Naogaon District, Bangladesh. It is one of the largest and best known Buddhist monasteries in Indian subcontinent with the complex itself covering more than 20 acres, almost...

/ 2015-04-04
Bhaja Caves

Bhaja Caves – Rock Cut Buddhist Temples

Bhaja Caves is a group of 22 rock-cut Buddhist caves located in Pune District in Maharashtra, India. The rock-cut caves are situated 120 m above the mountain with beautiful architecture, sculptures, and painting. These Buddhist shrines are believed to date back to as far back as...

/ 2015-03-14
Ki Monastery

The Beautiful Key Monastery Of Himachal Pradesh

Key Monastery is Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, in Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh in north India. Also known as Key Gompa, it is biggest centre of Buddhist learning in Spiti...

/ 2015-02-13