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Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Most Holy Cities For Buddhism

The Most Holy Cities For Buddhism


Here’s a list of cities regarded as sacred to Buddhism.

Buddhism is the 4th largest religion in the world. This religion and philosophy originated in the Indian subcontinent and spread throughout South, Southeast and East Asia. Beliefs and practices of this oriental religion were largely based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama more commonly known as the Buddha or "the enlightened one". 

Gaya/Bodh Gaya, India


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The City of Gaya in Bodhgaya, India is one of the holiest cities to Buddhism. The Mahabodhi Temple, which is located in the city, is believed to be the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. This historic temple is the world’s number one pilgrimage site of Buddhism. The city is also sacred to Hinduism.

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