Places to Visit in Shravasti


Sravasti was once a prime seat of Buddhism. During the lifetime of Lord Buddha, Sravasti was the capital of Koshala kingdom on the Gangetic plains. he tourist attractions in Sravasti mainly bear close association to the hallowed memory of Lord Buddha.

As per the legends He had spent 25 monsoons in Sravasti. Buddha performed quite a few miracles here. The atheist Koshal king Prosenjit believed in god upon seeing one such miracle of enlightenment on lotus of 1000 petals. The glories of yore have gradually been lost into oblivion. Today Sravasti is little village in Uttar Pradesh. But the followers of Buddhism all over the world continue to find Sravasti an interesting destination.

Places to See in Shravasti



Maheth

Sprawling over an area of 400 acres, the place is identified with the remains of the city in original. Excavations led to the discovery of massive gates and ramparts and many other signs that speak of the prosperity of ancient Sravasti.

Sobhanath Temple

The place is believed to be the birthplace of Jain prophet Swayambunatha. For the Jains, this is one of the important tourist attractions in Sravasti.

Saheth

Once the site of Jetavana monastery, the place houses numerous shrines, stupas and monasteries spreading over an area of 32 acres. One of the earliest Stupas, probably dating back to 3rd century BC, contained relics of the Buddha. Excavations revealed a colossal statue of lord Buddha, which is now housed in the Indian Museum, Kolkata.

Angulimala's Stupa

Pakki Kutti is believed to the Angulimala's Stupa. Legend has it that Angulimala was a dreaded dacoit of the region who used to wear a necklace of fingers chopped from his victims. One day, when he was about to kill his mother in a fit of rage, Lord Buddha met him. His words converted Angulimala who decide to follow the path of Buddhism.



Last Updated on : 23/09/2013





     


     

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