Photostory : The international temples at Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya, the place where Buddhism took birth, has over time become a truly global spiritual destination with international tourists from all Buddhism practicing nations flocking to Bodh Gaya throughout the year. All major Buddhism practicing nations and all sects of Buddhism have established their own temples at Bodh Gaya to facilitate their visitors. With about 15 countries and sects establishing their monasteries at Bodh Gaya, each with its typical architectural features, Read more

Rumtek Monastery of Gangtok

Rumtek Monastery is the largest monastery of Sikkim which served as the seat of Karma Kagyu Buddhism. The monastery was originally constructed about 300 years ago but it was not until  Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa arrived here and decided to rebuild it as his seat of power, that it gained preeminence. Ever since Rumtek monastery has been an important center of Buddhism. Read more

Photostory: Bokar Monastery near Darjeeling

Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery is a monastic centre where hundreds of Buddhist monks are engaged in studying, practicing and promulgating the teachings of Lord Buddha. It is situated in a small town called Mirik near Darjeeling in West Bengal. It is an extremely beautiful and colourful monastery. Round the year, tourists flock to the Mirik lake but not many know about this monastery and hardly anyone visits here. Read more