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Buddhism and Jainism Place – Rajgir

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Rajgir is a city located in Bihar, India. It was the first capital of Magadha kingdom. This area is popular as it is one of the favorite places of Gautama Buddha. “Atanatiya” conference was also held there on the Vulture’s Peak Mountain. The name of the place come from the Rajgriha, i.e. royal house or house of the king. It is a sacred place and provides the memories of the founders of both the religions Buddhism and Jainism that means the place is associated historically with both Buddha and Mahavira.

Vulture's peak mountain, Rajgir

Vulture’s peak mountain, Rajgir

Vulture's peak mountain view, Rajgir

Vulture’s peak mountain view, Rajgir

The place where was the "Atanatiya" conference held

The place where was the “Atanatiya” conference held

This place is famous in many terms like Gautama Buddha spent several months there in meditation, preaching and in delivering sermons. Similarly, Lord Mahavira spent fourteen years of his life over there and in Nalanda. So, the place has great historical importance for Buddhists as well as Jains.  Many numbers of people belonging to Buddhism and Jainism come to this place.
The climate of the city is very cozy as the place is surrounded by seven hills namely Vaibhara, Ratna, Saila, Sona, Udaya, Chhatha, and Vipula. Natural and cool  air can be felt by anyone. Now-a-days, it has also developed as a healthy and a winter water area due to its warm water ponds. It is said that the water has some medical significance and help in the cure of many skin diseases.

Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda)

Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda)

Other attractions of the region are Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda), Makhdoom Kund and Monasteries. These are the worth visiting sites. Tourist attractions of this place are Bimbisar’s Jail, Ajatshatru’s fort, Venuvana Vihara, Cyclopean Wall, Jain temples, Swarna Bhandar, Amaravana Mango Garden, Griddhakuta Peak,  and Jarasandh’s Akhara. Rajgir Heritage Museum is also a great place of interest as it contains all the historical sculptures and paintings belonging to Buddhism and Jainism.

Madhubani paintings

Madhubani paintings

Madhubani paintings, handicraft materials are the most popular items that can be purchased from there to remember the trip in your whole life. The best time to travel to this place is between October and March as the weather is quite pleasant. So, visiting this place makes anyone pleasant. A large number of pilgrims go there every year to provide rituals and prayers to their Lords.

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16 thoughts on “Buddhism and Jainism Place – Rajgir

  1. Miejsce medytacji jest w cudownym i spokojnym miejscu. Wokół piękne krajobrazy. Peace Pagoda peknie się prezentuje w bieli. Nigdy nie byłam w Indiach, dlatego z przyjemnością czytałam Twój post. Pozdrawiam.
    Place of meditation is a wonderful and peaceful place. Around the beautiful scenery. Peace Pagoda would be broken up presents in white. I’ve never been to India, so happy to read your post. Yours.

  2. the pagoda is amazing! so beautiful!

  3. Hello!
    Thank you very much for visiting. I hope that this is not a one-time visit …
    I’ve never been to India … I am glad that I admire your great posts and fantastic photos.
    I am happy that you visited my blog.
    I send greetings from far and the cool Polish.
    Lucia

  4. Lovely post, great scenes!

  5. What lovely scenes and shots.

  6. Your photos are magnificent! Thank you for your visit to my ABC Wednesday post!

  7. What an amazing pagoda!

  8. Pingback: First Place Visited by Buddha – Vaishali | Travel Services India

  9. Yes , delicious photos , I like this beautiful place , very interesting!

  10. Good morning, thank you for yesterdays visit.:) You have some lovely photos. Vultures peak has wonderful panoramic views, the Peace Pagoda is SO stunning, a really breathtaking building. and the Madhubani paintings are beautiful and decorative.

  11. Wow, those are beautiful!

  12. Thanks so much all my friends..

  13. Thanks for sharing about Rajgir, where Buddha and Mahavira lived. People has to know more about our historic places. Photos are amazing. Nice Blog.

  14. Great informative article on Rajgir.
    The historic town Rajgir with numerous archaeological reminiscent of the life and teachings of Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira is one of the most popular destination for the followers of Buddhism and Jainism.

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