Buddha has stated in Mahaparinibbana Sutta, delivered by him in
(1). The place where he was born i.e. Lumbini
(2). The place where he attained the enlightenment i.e. Buddhagaya
(3). The place where he delivered the first sermon i.e. Sarnath and
(4). The place where he entered into Mahaparinirvana i.e.
Kushinagar. are places which can bring about feelings of religious
awe & repentance & are therefore worthy places of pilgrimage
for those who believe in Him
SACRED BUDDHIST PLACES
- The Holy Place of Birth
The place located in NEPAL, where Prince Siddhartha (Latter Lord Buddha)
BODHGAYA - The Holy Place of
The place located in BIHAR-15 kms from Gaya City- where Prince Siddhartha,
attained enlightenment under Bodhi tree & became Buddha "THE
- The Holy Place of First Sermon
The place near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh where after enlightenment Lord
BUDDHA PREACHED HIS FIRST SERMON to his five disciples & turned wheel of
- The Holy Place of Maha-Parinirvana
The place 56 kms from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, where Lord Buddha stayed
last & entered into MAHAPARINIRVANA
The erstwhile capital of the Sakya clan, Kapilvastu was the place where
Siddharta Gautam spent early part of his life.
Designated World Heritage Site, these caves have seen the rise and spread
of bod sects of Buddhism - Hinayana and Mahayana.
Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ellora caves are important to see the
common threads of the Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
The world famous stupa of Sanchi is a wonderful example of the early
Buddhist stupa architecture. It also is a UNESCO World heritage Site.