Buddha gaya the city of buddhist temple..we shared our main post about buddha gaya previously..now we share the others attraction of this city..Before reaching the main temple of buddha gaya there is “maha bodhi chartible homeopathy dispensary”.. Here is also a buddha temple & lots of monks staying there..
At Buddha gaya we were stayed at ananda bihar.its a budhist asram..so calm place.. Here is an idol of buddha which is made of gold..very beautiful.
After visiting main temple of buddha gaya we had lunch & went to local sightscene.
These buddha temples are in a city. Unimaginable.combodia temple,chinese,thai,japanese,tibbet, and last we went to a lace where is a big idol of buddha.the great buddha. environment is very calm & beautiful.
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
Next day first we visited sightscene. Here I want to mention one thing, If you plan to go there in winter then you should take proper dresses of winter. Next day,The weather is chill cold. First we visited dungashari.30 minutes by car then by walking 20 minutes distance.the road is beautiful.just loved it.
Then we visited the sita kund.. Sita Kund: Sita Kund is just in the front of Falgu river. In the temple there is hand made up of black stone. This hand denotes that Sita did pinddaan here of Raja Dashrat. With Sita Kund there is a mountain called Ram Gaya Vedi.
Mythological History :-
There is a footprint Of “Matang Rishi”. This is the place where Sita was born, the main character of the epic Ramayana. The town is situated along the border of Nepal. The district of Sitamarhi was carved out of Muzaffarpur district on 11 December 1972. It is situated in the northern part of Bihar. Its headquarter is located at Dumra, five kilometers south of Sitamarhi. The district headquarter was shifted here after the town of Sitamarhi was devastated in one of the worst ever earthquake in January 1934. background :- Sitamarhi is a sacred place in Hindu mythology. Its history goes back to Treta Yug. Sita, the wife of Rama sprang to life out of an earthern pot, when Raja Janak was ploughing the field Punaura near Sitamarhi to impress upon Lord Indra for rain. It is said that Raja Janak excavated a tank at the place where Sita emerged and after her marriage set up the stone figures of Rama, Sita and Laxman to mark the site. This tank is known as Janaki-kund and is south of the Janaki Mandir. In course of time, the land lapsed into a jungle until about 500 years ago, when a Hindu ascetic, named Birbal Das came to know the site by divine inspiration. He came down from Ayodhya and cleared the jungle. He found the images set up by Raja Janak, built a temple over there and commenced the worship of Janaki or Sita. The Janaki Mandir is apparently modern and is about 100 years old only. The town however contains no relics of archaeological interest.
Tour Summary :
Date – 25/01/2013
Tour Members : 5
Tour plan :
Day 1 : Kolkata to Gaya
Day 2 : Morning : Visit Mahabodhi temple. Afternoon :- Local Monestry Exploring
Day 3 : Buddha gaya Local Sight scene
Day 4 : Buddha Gaya to Rajgir. Visit Nalanda
Day 5 : Rajgir Local sight scene
Day 6 : Rajgir to Kolkata
Hotels information : Ananda vihar. Lots of hotels available on Buddha gaya.
Some more info :
Notes : Closed on Friday.
Carry list :- Good Camera, Winter clothes
Shopping – Local histroy books based on Nalanda.
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