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Kasunagara is the place where Buddha died and passed into Nirvana. Nirvana is "the state of peaceful extinction". He died at the age of 80 and the temples built are in ruins.

Kasunagara is the place where Buddha died and passed into Nirvana. Nirvana is "the state of peaceful extinction". He died at the age of 80 and the temples built are in ruins.

Lumbini is the holiest place in Southern Nepal, where Buddha was born in 563 B.C. Many sanctuaries and monuments were located here, but today they are in ruins.

Lumbini is the holiest place in Southern Nepal, where Buddha was born in 563 B.C. Many sanctuaries and monuments were located here, but today they are in ruins.

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster  The website of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster The website of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Six Seasons of India  In India, there are 6 seasons or Ritus in a year. Here is a quick illustrated guide to the seasons and their start and end dates for this year.

The Six Seasons of India

The Six Seasons of India In India, there are 6 seasons or Ritus in a year. Here is a quick illustrated guide to the seasons and their start and end dates for this year.

Bodh Gaya is where Buddha reached "perfect wisdom". He reached perfect enlightenment under a bo tree here, and this has diffused around the world. A temple has stood near the site since the third century B.C.

Bodh Gaya is where Buddha reached "perfect wisdom". He reached perfect enlightenment under a bo tree here, and this has diffused around the world. A temple has stood near the site since the third century B.C.

From 383 B.C. to first century C.E. the Second and Third Buddhist Councils are held,King Asoka and his son Mahinda reign, Buddhism reaches Central Asia and two important monasteries are formed later to become branches.

From 383 B.C. to first century C.E. the Second and Third Buddhist Councils are held,King Asoka and his son Mahinda reign, Buddhism reaches Central Asia and two important monasteries are formed later to become branches.

The Mahabodhi Temple-Bodhgaya.  At This Place Prince Sidhartha maditated and obtained the Enlightenment. This is the main pilgrimage for Buddhists. Emperor Asoka is considered to be the founder of the Mahabodhi temple.

The Mahabodhi Temple-Bodhgaya. At This Place Prince Sidhartha maditated and obtained the Enlightenment. This is the main pilgrimage for Buddhists. Emperor Asoka is considered to be the founder of the Mahabodhi temple.

A buddhist place of worship is called a Vihara. They are constructed with bricks or rocks and usually have a hall for meeting in congregational prayer with a veranda on 3 sides and a courtyard. Worshippers sit on the floor barefoot facing an image of Buddha and chant.

A buddhist place of worship is called a Vihara. They are constructed with bricks or rocks and usually have a hall for meeting in congregational prayer with a veranda on 3 sides and a courtyard. Worshippers sit on the floor barefoot facing an image of Buddha and chant.

Vesak is the birthday of Buddha and a very important holiday. On the first full moon in the month in May the Buddhists celebrate Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death in one day.

Vesak is the birthday of Buddha and a very important holiday. On the first full moon in the month in May the Buddhists celebrate Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death in one day.

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