Sarnath, Varanasi and Kausambi: A Pilgrim's Guide Book
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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An Explanation on the Four Noble Truths
Records of the Chinese Pilgrims
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Allahabad Archaeological archaeologists Asian Buddhist Asoka Asoka pillar attained enlightenment Bhikkhu Blessed Bodh Gaya Bodhi Tree Bodhisattva bricks Buddha Buddha image Buddha preached Buddha turned Buddhist Heritage Buddhist Scriptures building carved century CHAPTER Chaukhandi Stupa Chinese Pilgrims city of Varanasi devotees Dhamekh Stupa Dharma Dharmarajika Dharmarajika Stupa discourses Edict entrance fee excavation Fa-Hian famous five mendicants forest Four Noble Truths ghats Ghositarama Guest House Gupta period Hindu Hiuen Tsang impressive India inscription Jataka Kanishka Kashi Kausambi kingdom known Kushinagar large number later Lion Capital Mahabodhi Temple Main Shrine Mauryan meditation mentioned Monastery monks monuments Mulagandha Kuty Vihara Museum Paharia path Peace Pilgrim perform their rituals pilgrimage prayer festivals Project rain retreat reign river Ganga Sangha sangharama Sarnath Museum scholars School sculptures Singh stone structure stupa built suffering Sutta Tara teaching Tibetan turned the wheel Varanasi venue vihara villages www.bhpromo.org