The Butkara Stupa is an important Buddhist stupa in the area of Swat, Pakistan. It may have been built by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, but it is generally dated slightly later to the 2nd century BCE. The stupa was enlarged on five occasions during the following centuries, every time by building over, and encapsulating, the previous structure
Gateway to the Great Stupa The ‘Great Stupa’ at Sanchi was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka the Great in the third century BCE. Its nucleus was a simple hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of the Buddha. It was crowned by the chatra, a parasol-like structure symbolising high rank, which was intended to honour and shelter the relics
Barabar Hills are located in north Gaya, Bihar. Inside these caves one will come across the Barabar Caves. These hills were constructed during the reign of Emperor Ashoka. The Barabar Hills are well known for the rock cut temples dating back to 200 B.C. These were built by Ashoka for the Ajivika sages. The Barabar Hills are carved out of a huge granite rock the design of these caves are remarkable.
The Mahabodhi (Great Enlightenment) Temple is a Buddhist stupa located in Bodh Gaya, India. The main complex contains a descendant of the original Bodhi Tree under which Gautama Buddha gained enlightenment and is the most sacred place in Buddhism. About 250 years after the Buddha attained Enlightenment, Emperor Asoka built a temple at the spot. The present temple dates from the 5th-6th century.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad Applications are invited in the prescribed Application Forms (a set of twelve application forms) for the following Teaching Posts in the University Departments.
The first teaching of the Buddha, in which the Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths to his first five disciples at Sarnath, India. The Four Noble Truths: 1. Human life has a lot of suffering (dukkha). 2. The cause of suffering is greed. 3. There is an end to suffering. 4. The way to end suffering is to follow the Middle Path.
Mahabodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya, India is one of the 10 most sacred places in the world: In the 6th century B.C. Prince Siddhartha Gautama attained Supreme Enlightenment at this Holy place and became the Buddha.