The Four Most Sacred Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites

There are four main Buddhist pilgrimage sites which Buddhists believe if visited in their lifetime, enable them attain enormous merit and nobleness. The places are where Prince Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was born, the place where He gained enlightenment, the place where He first taught and the place where He attained nirvana. The sites are internationally …

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Ratha Yatra Outside India

Ratha Yatra outside India started in San Francisco, USA, in 1967. ISKCON’s founder Srila Prabhupada first started the ritual outside India which has spread across 192 countries today. Ratha Yatra (Chariot Parade) is a world famous Hindu festival concerning Lord Jagannath, his brother Balram or Balabhadra and their sister Subhadra. It originated in India at …

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