India is home to Buddhism. This place also holds quite a lot of sacred relics, of which the most prominent is the Four Minds – the four Buddhas mark the four great events in the life and the career of the Dharma of Buddha Shakyamuni.
Lumbini is located at the foot of the Himalayas, about 25 km east of Kapilavastu. It is said that this is the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to the son of Siddhartha who was enlightened and founded Buddhism to become Sakyamuni Buddha. Therefore, Lumbini is worshiped by the people and considers this land a sacred pilgrimage of Buddhism.
The most prominent feature of Lumbini is the sacred garden of 2.56 km2 with important relics such as Lake Puskarni, Mayadevi Temple and especially King Ashoka stone pillar. Legend has it that when he was born, the Buddha stood firm with his legs, his face facing the north went seven steps, each of his steps was raised by a lotus building below.
Sarnath is also known as the Deer Park. is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, East India, 13 km northeast of Varanasi, near the Ganges and Gormati rivers. Sarnath is known to be the first place where the Buddha preached.
Bodh Gaya Sanctuary
Bodh Gaya is the most important place in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha. Today, this is one of the famous spiritual tourist destinations in India.
Bodh Gaya is a city in Gaya district, Bihar state, 96 km from Patna and is located on the banks of Niranjana river. Legend has it been that the Buddha meditated 49 days under the Bodhi tree, enlightened to the teachings of Buddha and enlightened.
Where the Buddha entered this nirvana is one of the four important relics of Buddhism in India. This is an indispensable destination on the pilgrimage to Buddha’s land.