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deer park sarnath

The Mesmeric Deer Park of Sarnath

enjoy the are forests and a palce with peace and deers BY NANDNI

Location: Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Buddhism, an indigenous religion
of the Indian sub-continent,
is preached worldwide especially
in countries like Japan,
Tibet, Thailand, Myanmar etc.
It encompasses the beliefs and practices
established on the teachings of Lord Buddha.
India, being the foundation place of
the Buddhist philosophy of life,
has a large number of religious
places associated to this religion.
One of the most important pilgrimage sites
for the Buddhists all over the world
is the Deer Park of Sarnath.
Located in Uttar Pradesh, Sarnath
is one of the sacred places in India
crucial for the followers of Buddhism.
Sarnath derives its name
from Sarangnath or the Deer God.
The deer park at Sarnath is the place
where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon
or proclaimed Dharma and the original Sangha was created.
According to Huien Tsang, the famous Chinese monk
and world traveler, the deer park was developed
by the Jataka King of Benaras.
The history of this holy site dates back to 528 BC.
The Deer park is a huge enclosure made
for the deer to roam around freely.
The place also has an array of bird life.
It is a heavenly place for those seeking
solitude and peace away from their hectic lifestyle.
The atmosphere is calm and relaxing.
Amidst the beautiful gardens and the relics
of Buddhist monasteries and stupas,
the deer park is a prominent tourist attraction in Sarnath.
Nandni | September 16, 2013 at 10:10 am

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