Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Stūpa at Buddhavana (Ayer-Pathri)

Light of Buddha DhammaFoundation International (LBDFI) in its efforts to revitalize the lesser known but very sacred places associated with the Buddha in Bihar have created a stūpa near the Buddha cave at village ayer-pathri in Gaya district. The stūpa is blessed by US based Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche.

Most of the focus from government and non-government agencies towards development and promotion of the Buddhist heritage in Bihar is currently limited to the prominent sites like Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda and Vaishali.  While, many other prominent sites like Jethian, Juafardih, Ayer-pathri, Parwati etc associated with the sublime wandering of the Buddha are not getting the attention that they being associated with the Buddha deserves.