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Rock carved buddha statues at Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi, China.

Rock carved buddha statues at Yungang Grottoes in...

Rock carved buddha statues at Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi, China (by Pondspider).

Mahabodhi Temple: The site of Shakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment is commemorated by the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya, Bihar State, India. Various dates, 5th century to present. Its present form is from a late-19th century British Archaeological Survey restoration.
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Stupas in front of the Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet

Stupas in front of the Potala Palace

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The great stupa at Og Min Ogyen Mindroling Monastery, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
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The great stupa at Og Min Ogyen Mindroling Monastery, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

The tallest Buddha figure in the world, 55m;180 ft; created in the 3rd century A.D. in Afghanistan. Destroyed by Talibans in March 2001.

World's first oil paintings in Afghan caves: expert « RAWA News

AFP: Forget Renaissance Europe. The world\'s first oil paintings go back nearly 14 centuries to murals in Afghanistan\'s Bamiyan caves, a Japanese researcher says. Buddhist images painted in the central Afghan region, dated to around 650 AD, are the earliest examples of oil used in art history, says Yoko Taniguchi, an expert at Japan\'s National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.

Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu
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Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. History Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans…

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The Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC in the sacred area of Lumbini located in the Terai plains of southern Nepal, testified by the inscription on the pillar erected by the Mauryan Emperor Asoka in 249 BC. Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world's great religions, and its remains contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centres from as early as the 3rd century BC.©OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection
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Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha

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Dhamek Stupa in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India, built by King Ashoka, where Buddha gave his first sermon

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Dhamek Stupa in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India, built by King Ashoka, where Buddha gave his first sermon

Pindaya Caves located next to the town of Pindaya, are a Buddhist pilgrimage site and a tourist attraction located on a limestone ridge in the Myelat region, Myanmar.
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photo by Artem Soulmate on Flickr. Pindaya Caves...

photo by Artem Soulmate on Flickr. Pindaya Caves located next to the town of Pindaya, are a Buddhist pilgrimage site and a tourist attraction located on a limestone ridge in the Myelat region,...

Eight places are holy to the Buddhists because they are locations of the important events in Buddha's life. The 4 most holy are concentrated in NE India and S Nepal.

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Eight places are holy to the Buddhists because they are locations of the important events in Buddha's life. The 4 most holy are concentrated in NE India and S Nepal.

Asokan Pillar at the Buddhist Kutagarasala Vihara [the monastery where Buddha most frequently stayed while visiting Vaiśālī]. Here, the Licchavis reverentially encased one of the eight portions of the Master's relics, which they received after the Mahaparinirvana.  Vaishali, Bihar, India
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Asokan Pillar at the Buddhist Kutagarasala Vihara [the monastery where Buddha most frequently stayed while visiting Vaiśālī]. Here, the Licchavis reverentially encased one of the eight portions of the Master's relics, which they received after the Mahaparinirvana. Vaishali, Bihar, India

Sanchi Stupa - Great Attractions (Sanchi, India)
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India Travel Attrqactions - Sanchi Stupa in Sanchi (Buddhist Pilgrimage)

Take a tour of Sanchi Stupa in Sanchi, India -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. One of the most unusual and interesting Buddhist...

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Incredible India - 3: Varanasi (Benares)

Life and death in Varanasi, the religious capital of India. Ritual bathing in the floods of ganges. Cremation at Manikarnika Ghat. Ganga aarti. Filmed with P...

Ancient Vedic Chants (Sanskrit) That Enlighten - "Pancha Suktham" (Nithyaparayana & Thirumanjanam) - YouTube

Ancient Vedic Chants (Sanskrit) That Enlighten - "Pancha Suktham" (Nithyaparayana & Thirumanjanam)

Sridevi-Bhudevi Samedha Sri Devadirajan Perumal (Sriman Narayana/Maha Vishnu) Thirumaligai Seva @ Shangu Chakra Gadha Padmam - My Home Thirumaligai (Sanctum)...