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Buddhist Temples to explore in Varanasi


Varanasi is a district in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with Varanasi city as the district headquarters. It is also called Kashi, according to Hindu mythology, it is one of the sacred places pilgrimages for Hindus as well as Buddhists. It is believed that Lord Shiva along with Parvathi as Vishwanatha and Vishalaakshi reside there to bless devotees.

Sarnath Buddhist Temple
Sarnath Buddhist TemplePandeypur-Sarnath Rd, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221007, India

Sarnath is a place located 10 kilometers north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna. Singhpur, a village approximately one kilometer away from the site, was the birthplace of Shreyansanath, the Eleventh Tirthankara of Jainism.

Map of Buddhist Temples to explore in Varanasi