Buddhist Temples

Buddhist temples are numerous in India and together they spread the sacred essence of Buddhism in India. Some of the significant Buddhist Temples that are there in India are listed below:

Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh - One can spot Sanchi at a distance of 46 Km from Bhopal. Over the top of the hill one comes across a series of stupas. The first Stupa was constructed by Ashoka and was adjoined by various pillars.

Dhankar Monastery or Gompa - It is a place which can easily find place in the memory of anyone who visits it. It is a big village the name of which suggests the distant mountains that have not been reached and lie unexplored. In the proximity, one finds a Buddhist monastery named as Rinchen Zanggpo.

Rumtek Monastery - This is a primitive monastery or a Buddhist Temple that lies at a distance of 24 Km from Gangtok. The head of this monastery is named as Karmapa Lama who belongs to the Kagyupa Buddhism Sect. The monastery is beautiful and its architecture consists of lines.

Tobo Monastery in Himachal Pradesh - Tobo monastery is a beautiful monastery or Buddhist Temple wherein lie nine temples and 23 chortens. One can also spot a chamber for nuns and a chamber for monks. There also exists a hamlet which houses around 350 people.

Bodh Gaya in Bihar - Bodh Gaya is a renowned Buddhist pilgrimage where Lord Buddha received enlightenment. This is a holy place which is much frequented by Buddhist devotees from across the world to visit the Buddhist Temples. One can spot Bodh Gaya at a distance of 13 Km from Gaya.

Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh - Kushinagar can be spotted at a distance of 51 km from Gorakhpur. In Kushinagar, there lays a temple named as Nirvana Temple, which houses the statue of Lord Buddha and that statue is 6 meter long. The statue was taked out from the earth in the year 1876.

Kaushambi in Uttar Pradesh - Kaushambhi has sacred importance because here Lord Buddha preached sermons after his enlightenment. Things and spots of historical and religious significance such as the ruins of Ashokan Pillar, Ghisitaram Monastery, as well as old fort can be found here. One spots an array of sculptures and one can pay a visit to the Allahabad Museum.

Lumbini in Nepal - Lumbini is an essential pilgrimage of the Buddhist devotees all over India, as it is the birth place of Lord Buddha. One can find this place over the plains of south western Nepal. And in the proximity, one finds the beautiful Churia Range. Millions of Buddhists flock to this place to attain sacred essence.

Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh - Sarnath is an important place of pilgrimage as it is here that he gave his first sermon mainly to his disciples that were five in number. One finds some of the most alluring monuments built by Emperor Ashoka in this region. The place lies at a distance of 10 Km from Varanasi.

Ajanta and Ellora Caves - These are the alluring caves that consist of enthralling paintings and Buddhist architecture. Intricate hammer work is accompanied by enchanting sculptures. Therefore, the caves have religious significance.

Rajgir in Bihar - This is a place of sacred importance mainly for the Buddhists and Jains. The place is well known as here a Magadha king was converted by Lord Buddha. An interesting place to visit here includes the Saptaparni Caves. An ancient Jain shrine can be spotted at Maniyar Math. Another place where Buddhist devotees must pay a visit includes Venuvara, which is known for being the place where Lord Buddha conducted his meditation. Moreover, Buddhists can also make it a point to visit the Jivakamanana Monastery, which is worth visiting.

Therefore, do make it a point to visit these significant places related to Lord Buddha and Buddhism and explore all the temples of Buddha, caves and various spots that are of sacred importance to the devotees.