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IT’S A NOVICES’ WORLD – Images From The South-East

Shwe Yan Pyay Pagoda, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and Cambodia are two countries in Southeast-Asia with one of the largest proportion of Buddhist in the world. Buddhism in Myanmar and Cambodia is predominantly of the Theravada tradition, practised by about 89% of the country’s population in Myanmar and more than 90% in Cambodia. They are also two of the most […]

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SARNATH – A BUDDHIST PILGRIMAGE

Malagandha Kuti Vihar Temple - Sarnath

Located about 13 km north-east of Varanasi, the holy city of India, lies another holy town – Sarnath. Sarnath is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage place and it is a deer park where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after he attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya. The emperor  Ashoka erected a stupa in Sarnath when he […]

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