We all know that Buddha Purnima is a very significant festival for Buddhist people. Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world, with millions and millions of followers. Hence, Gautama Buddha founded the religion. Therefore, in today’s date 7% of the global population follows Buddhism, which might increase over the upcoming years. The religion came into existence in between 4th – 6th century in ancient India.
The followers of Buddhism worships Gautama Buddha who founded the religion. Buddha Purnima is celebrated as the festival marks Gautama Buddha’s birthday which falls on the Full Moon in April or May .
In this day every Buddhist around the world celebrate it wit great enthusiasm. Bright lights and candles illuminates the temples.
There are many famous temples of Gautama Buddha around the world. Let us today on this of Buddha Purnima day learn about some of the famous temples of Gautama Buddha.
The famous temples of Gautama Buddha to know on this Buddha Purnima are as follows:
Situated in Tibet, and is also called the “House of Buddha”. The temple came into existence in 7th century B.C. and King Songtsan Gambo constructed it for his two wives. This is also one of the best temples of Gautama Buddha in the world . It covers an area of approximately 25 thousand square meters. A gilded bronze tile roof adds beauty of the temple.
This temple is located in Nepal and has a huge history. After the Mughal invasion in the 14th century this temple came into existence. Till Day it stands one of the largest stupas in the world . The Tibetan refugees considers it as an important place for meditation.
Situated in India but the temple is very famous all over the world. To visit this temple travelers have to make their way to Bodh Gaya in Bihar. The temple marks a great significance in the life of Gautama Buddha.It is the very same place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. Visiting this temple one can also witness a stone brick central tower standing at about 180 feet high, as well as four smaller ones surrounding it . In the year 2002 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site .
This is located in Sri Lanka and is a very unique temple of Gautama Buddha.This is actually a cave temple complex. This temple consists of 150 Buddha statues. Outside the temple one will also get to see monkeys who are residing there from centuries.
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This temple lies in China.The construction of this temple started in 492 and continued for 500 years . Moreover, a huge statue of Gautama Buddha measuring 17 meter sits in the temple. This temple is one of the important temples of Gautam Buddha among other temples.
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