News



News

Top 20 Blog

  1. Tal Chappar Wildlife Sanctuary by A Mango Traveler
  2. The hidden Gem of Rajasthan - Khimsar Village Blog by A Mango Traveler
  3. Jawai Bandh leopard conservation reserve blog by A Mango Traveler
  4. Golden temple of Amritsar blog by A Mango Traveler
  5. Explore Khajjiar in Winters with A Mango Traveler
  6. All about Chamba - A travel blog by A Mango Traveler
  7. Dev Deepawali in Varanasi blog by A Mango Traveler
  8. Forgotten fort of Suaju Dev hans near Agra blog by A Mango Traveler
  9. Offbeat locations near Agra which you may not know
  10. We found mysterious caves in Village Patsal near Agra
  11. All about Shri Kedarnath trek by A Mango Traveler
  12. Kedarnath dham yatra blog by A Mango Traveler - Episode 1
  13. Stayed at Sarchu - the most coldest place during my Ladakh visit
  14. When I visited Tsomoriri lake at 4500 meters from sea level
  15. We visited to the highest situated Astronomical observatory in india
  16. Pangong lake blog by A Mango Traveler
  17. Nubra Valley blog by A Mango Traveler - Chapter 7
  18. Khardungla and Diskit monastery blog - Chapter 6
  19. Lamayuru monastery blog - chapter 5 by A Mango Traveler
  20. Monasteries in Leh Ladakh - Chapter 4

Quotes


 

Places to see in Sarnath Blog by A Mango Traveler

Posted Date :   30 October 2019 04:34:00 PM  
Sarnath is yet another spiritual place which comes in district Varanasi. It is said that after spending 7 weeks at Bodhgaya, where Siddharth gautam enlightened and know to the world as Gautam buddha, came here and given his first sermon to his 5 discibles and the sermons were the 4 noble truths.
 
1. There is suffering
2. Suffering has a cause
3. the cause is removable
4. There are ways to remove the cause
 
and to remove the cause Buddha prescribed 8 fold path
Right speech, right action, right livelohood, right effort, right mindfullness, right concentration, right attitude and right view.
 
Well I am not dwelling more into it so let me take you back to Sarnath history.
 
It also became the place where Buddhist Sangha was originated. Today, thi place is visited by people all over the world who believe in Buddha and his teachings.
 
I reached here early in morning and would like to suggest you all to do the same. And I joined the group of monks who came from thailand. Along with them I too visited the first site here which is now the archeological ruins and according to history this was the same site where Buddhism florished and had 30 monasteries with some 3000 monks some 1500 years ago. Later this was destroyed by turks.
 
Let me also tell you that Sarnath has been also known as Mrigadava, mridaya, Rishipattan and Isipattan through out the history. Mrigadava means "the deer park" which was built by the king before buddha arrived. He called it so animals can roam freely here. Isipattan is the name used in pali which means the place where holy men landed.
 
In these ruins you will see Ashoka pillar which was broken during turk invasion but the base still stands at the original location. Rest of its part the lion capital can be seen in Sarnath Archeological museum which I will take you as this blog continues.
 
Dharamrajika stupa you will notice as soon as you enter the ruins. It was made to enshrine the remains of Lord Buddha when he left the body.
 
The site mulagandha kuti vihar represented ancienty culture and tradtions of Buddhism. Today its all ruins.
 
The grand impressive structure Dhamek stupa which is 128 feet high and 93 feet in diameter. The site belived where Buddha given his first sermon.
 
I was following the monks and they sat near Dhamek stupa and they keep on praying which I hardly understood but the environment was peaceful to mind and body which made me to keep on with them till they left the ruins.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For Full blog please log on to -
 
 
Find me at - 
 
 
 
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest
 

Latest Wallpapers


Latest News