Located at a distance of 10 KM from Varanasi, Sarnath is one of the most significant Buddhist pilgrimage centres. This is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon, after attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. His first sermon is sanctified as Maha Dharma Chakra Pravartan, meaning 'set in motion the Wheel of Dharma'. During the time of Lord Buddha, this area was called Rishipattana or Isipatana and Mrigdava owing to the dense forest inhabited by deer. Emperor Ashoka, who spread Lord Buddha's message of love & peace throughout his regime, came to Sarnath and got a Stupa built herein 249 B.C. Today, Sarnath stands as one of the key sites on the Buddhist Circuit, attracting followers from around the world. The town is dotted with well-maintained erstwhile monasteries, stupas, and a museum.
Uttar Pradesh is a land of diverse cuisines offering various options for food lovers. Visit the state to experience food like never before.
Uttar Pradesh is a mixture of various cultures and traditions organising various events and festivals. Visit the state to experience the rich culture.
Uttar Pradesh is the hub of diversity, culture, customs and traditions. Explore and indulge into the endless activities here.
Quite impressed by Lucknow as a city - great roads, a charming historical feel, some green pockets. Tempted to travel around UP!
I decided to visit the Taj Mahal. I've always wanted to see this. It is even more stunning than I expected. It's incredible what people can build and what love can motivate us to build.
The power of the Kashi Vishwanath temple hit us! Incredibly powerful. So greatful to the divine universal spirit of all.