|Venerable Sangha chanting sacred suttas and offering prayers at Ratnāgiri Rock Garden site.|
Venerable Bhikkhu Sangha led by Ven. Pragyadeep Bhante, President, All India Bhikkhu Sangha, Ven. Tenzin Ananda, President, Asian Buddhist Cultural Centre), Ven. Kashyapa Bhante, President, Mahabodhi Society of India, Bangalore performed special prayers at Ratnāgiri Rock Garden site on 11th September 2021.
The Ratnāgiri Rock Garden site is situated 300mts east of village Bakrour and 200mts North of Sujātā Temple. According to Chinese buddhist monk pilgrim Faxian (Fahien, 5th CE), Bodhisattva Siddhārtha consumed the milk-rice offered by Sujātā at this rock site. The Rock site is presently in a very neglected state. All senior monks today vowed to revitalise the neglected site. Soon, a life size image of the Buddha will be offered at this site.
Read more about the Ratnāgiri Rock Garden site:
Ratanāgiri Rock: The place where Siddhārtha ate food offered by Sujātā
Here are some pictures from the Event. @ Vikash Kumar
|Venerable Sangha on their way to the Ratnāgiri Rock Garden site|
|Venerable Pragyadeep Bhante leading the way!|
|Venerable Sangha on their way through lush green paddy fields.|
|Putting up the Dhamma Flags by Venerable Sangha.|
|Venerable Tenzin Ananda.|
|Ratnāgiri Rock Garden site from the north side.|
|Venerable Sangha on the north side of Ratnāgiri Rock Garden site|
|Venerable Sangha on their way back.|
Ratnāgiri Rock Garden site is presently surrounded by dense monsoon vegetation.
Venerable Sangha making way to Ratnāgiri Rock through dense bushes.
Thanks to all of You!
Please visit the site when you are in Bodhgaya.
Help us make this very sacred site a Living Heritage!