About Mathura

Mathura is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Agra, and 145 kilometres (90 mi) south-east of Delhi; about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the town of Vrindavan, and 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Govardhan. It is the administrative centre of Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. In ancient times, Mathura was an economic hub, located at the junction of important caravan routes. The 2011 Census of India estimated the population of Mathura at 441,894.
"Great Buddha Statue" at Bodh Gaya

Historical Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India

In religion and spirituality, a pilgrimage is a long journey or search of great moral significance. Sometimes, it is a journey to a sacred place or to a shrine of importance to a person's beliefs and faith. Members of every major religion participate in pilgrimages. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim. Among the four major sites of pilgrimage one is in Nepal: - Lumbini, where Buddha was born and the three .

The Patronage of Buddhism and Jainism by Ancient Indian Dynasties

Different dynasties, such as the Maurya, Satavahanas, Western Satraps, and Kushans, supported and by building large architectural such as and cave complexes during their reign. The Maurya dynasty, which existed in , was known for patronizing both Jainism and Buddhism, as well as supporting the of large cave complexes, stupas, and other architectural monuments. These structures were used by monastic orders during the rainy season. After the decline of the .
Amitabha Buddha Statue Painted Face

Interpreting Buddha of Immeasurable Life – Amitabha Buddha

is also known as celestial who described in the of the school of . is the principal buddha in the sect, a branch of Buddhism practiced mainly in East . According to these Amitabha's scriptures, Amitabha possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a named Dharmakara. The Viability of Amitabha buddha In this section, we are going to learn about the viability .
manjushri Thangka

All about Manjushri Bodhisattva – Meaning, Iconography and Belief

is the  of . The sword in the hand of Manjushri is called the Prajna khadga or the Sword of Wisdom, which is believed to destroy the darkness of by the luminous rays issuing out of it. Manjushri, the full name of Manjushri, is a transliteration of the , which translates into a wonderful virtue, a wonderful head, and wonderful auspiciousness. Manjushri is a representative of prajna wisdom, often appearing in the classics of .