Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Discover the blissful city of 'Sarnath' where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to his five chosen disciples. The city of Sarnath holds an important place among the Buddhist pilgrims, who come here from all around the world. Located just 10 km from the holy city of Hindus i.e Varanasi, Sarnath is considered to be a holy place for the Buddhist monks and their followers.
In the recent times with a increase in the number of Buddhist followers, Sarnath has gained much prominence among them. There are lots of travel places here that you can plan to visit during your Sarnath travel. Some of them are as follows:
Sarnath Stupas: Sarnath is the city of famous Buddhist stupas such as Dhamekh stupa and Choukhandi Stupa. There are considered very sacred places for the Buddhist pilgrims. And it is also believed that some of Lord Buddha's relics are retained here that you can see during your visit.
Sarnath Temple: Digambara Jain Temple is a famous Jain temple visited by thousands of Jain pilgrims every year. Located very near to Dhamekh Stupa, this temple is said to be where Shreyanshnath, the 11th Jain tirthankara was born.
Other sites that you can visit here are:
Sarnath Archaeological Museum