108 Buddhist Pilgrims from Republic of Korea on 43-day walking tour

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108 Buddhist Pilgrims from Republic of Korea on 43-day walking tour

A 43-day walking tour of sacred Buddhist sites in India and Nepal is being organised by the Sangwol Society of the Republic of Korea from February 9 to March 23, 2023.

An overview of the news:

  • 108 Buddhist pilgrims from the Republic of Korea will travel over 1,100 kilometres in 43 days as part of the pilgrimage on foot.

  • The aim of the pilgrimage is to enhance friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

  • Pilgrims will pay obeisance at eight major Buddhist holy sites during the journey.

During the pilgrimage, Buddhist followers will visit the following sites:

  • Bodh Gaya: Here Mahatma Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.

  • Nalanda University: Nalanda University is one of the ancient universities. It was founded by the Gupta ruler Kumaragupta I.

  • Mahaparinirvan Temple: The Mahaparinirvan Temple, located in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, is considered one of the most sacred temples of Buddhism in the whole world. In this temple, a 6.1 metre high idol of Lord Buddha is kept in the lying posture.

  • It is believed to be the death place of Lord Buddha.

  • Rajgir: Rajgir is located in the Nalanda district of Bihar. It is a pilgrimage centre for Jains, Buddhists and Hindus.

  • Rambhar Stupa: Lord Buddha was cremated at this place in 483 BC. This stupa was built by the Malla king

  • Lumbini: Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha. It is located in Nepal.

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