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KAUSHAMBI

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KAUSHAMBI




2200 Years Old Fortified Wall (Revetment) Made of Baked Bricks , Constructed In 2nd Century B.C For Defence of Ancient City of Kaushambi.
Kaushambi is situated in the west of Allahabad in U.P
Kaushambi Was Capital of Vatsa Janpada and Was an Important Center During Mahatma Buddha's Period .
Lord Buddha spend 6th & 9th rain retreat at this place. 

Kosambi cast copper coin. 1st century BCE. Inscribed "Kosabi".
British Museum.

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See more Important Buddhist Sites

Birth Place of Buddhism

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Important Buddhist sites in India. A pictorial presentation. BODH GAYA



The site of the enlightenment of Gautam Buddha under a tree and top site in the list of world heritage sites in India. The Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an ancient, but much rebuilt and restored, Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. 




       KUSHINAGAR




Kushinagar is a pilgrimage town in the Kushinagar district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, where Buddhists believe Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana after his death. 




SARNATH

It is the site of the Buddha's Dhamma-cakka-pavattana Sutta, which was his 1st teaching after attaining enlightenment, in which he taught 4 noble truths: 

World is full of suffering,.
Desire is the cause of suffering.
Sufferings can be ended by removing desires.
Desires can be killed by following the eight fold path.




RAJGIR

AMRAVATI

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AMRAVATHI


The present capital area has its own historical significance of having recorded its first ever legislation 2,200 years ago. The present-day capital region includes the ancient Amaravati. The area has been ruled by the MauryasSatavahanasIkshvakusVishnukundinaPallavasTelugu CholasKakatiyasDelhi SultanateMusunuri NayaksBahmani SultanateVijayanagara Empire, Sultanate of Golconda and Mughal Empire successively before the founding of the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1724. It was ceded to France in 1750 but was captured by England in 1759.

NAGARJUNAKONDA

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NAGARJUNAKONDA

About 1700 years ago, Nagarjunakonda used to be a prosperous Buddhist town in Andhra Pradesh. What had been a successful centre in earlier times, has been preserved in the form of an island at present. Infact, it is one amongst the 20 major Buddhist sites in India. It is 160 km west of important historic site Amaravati Stupa. The ruins of several MahayanaBuddhist and Hindu shrines are located at Nagarjunakonda. It is one of India's richest Buddhist sites, and now lies almost entirely under the Nagarjunasagar Dam. At the time of dam's construction, to save this site from submersion beneath the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, all relics were collected brick by brick to contour the similar town.


Amphitheater (about 1700 years old)
It can accommodate about a thousand spectators. It is a unique example of architecture in ancient India. 
It encloses a rectangular area 16.46 x 13.72 m.
The place could have been used for sports and wrestling as attested by several scriptural representatio…

AMPHITHEATER

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AMPHITHEATER
About 1700 years old Amphitheater. It can accommodate about a thousand spectators. It is a unique example of architecture in ancient India. 
It encloses a rectangular area 16.46 x 13.72 m.
The place could have been used for sports and wrestling as attested by several scriptural representations of wrestling scenes from Nagarjunakonda.


About 1700 years ago, Nagarjunakonda used to be a prosperous Buddhist town in Andhra Pradesh. What had been a successful centre in earlier times, has been preserved in the form of an island at present. Infact, it is one amongst the 20 major Buddhist sites in India.


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Jewelery 2000 Years Old

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Gold Jewelery, 1st Century A.D  from Sirkap , ( 2000 Years Old )
( National Museum , Delhi )







EARLIEST PIPES & FLUSH TOILETS

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Over 6000 years old pipe drainage system found at Dholavira site of Sarasvati-Sindhu or Harappan civilization. Perhaps this is one of the earliest example of pipe in the world. Clearly Sarasvati-Sindhu civilization was far ahead of most regions of world where people lived as nomads or as hunter-gatherers.  Similarly flush toilets & bathrooms are excavated from other sites.


Indian Buddhist Monk Created Shaolin Kungfu

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Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who arrived in China from India around AD 480. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the monks of Shaolin Monastery that led to the creation of Shaolin Kungfu.

In Japan, he is known as Daruma.
Shaolin Kung Fu: is one of the oldest, largest, and most famous styles of Kung Fu. It combines Zen Buddhism and martial arts. It originated and was developed in the Shaolin temple in Henan province, China. Chinese monasteries were large landed estates, sources of considerable regular income and monks required protection.
Shaolin temple has two main legacies: Chan, which refers to Chan Buddhism, the religion of Shaolin, and Quan, which refers to the martial arts of Shaolin. In Shaolin, these are not separate disciplines and monks have always pursued the philosophy of the unification of Chan and Quan. On the Quan (martial) side, usual classifications of contents are: …