Sarnath, Varanasi and Kausambi: A Pilgrim's Guide Book

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Indica Books, 2008 - Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages - 123 pages
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This comprehensive and illustrated Guide Book deals withthree Buddhist places: Sarnath, Varanasi and Kausambi. Itsmain focus, however, is Sarnath, the place where the Buddhaaturned the wheel of dharma:.The author explains in simple language the Four NobleTruths of Buddhism expounded in Sarnath for the first time,the significance of sacred sites , the history of the Buddhistkings and the records of the Chinese pilgrims, all of whichconform the history of Sarnath. He describes the main archaeologicalsites, monuments and temples of Sarnath.He then presents a picture of Varanasi and its ancientBuddhist heritage, and lastly makes a case for the rediscoveryof Kausambi with its practically forgotten Buddhist heritage.Other information of interest is also included.

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Contents

Preface
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An Explanation on the Four Noble Truths
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Records of the Chinese Pilgrims
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