About Varanasi

Varanasi, also known as Benares, Banaras, or Kashi, is a city on the banks of the river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, India, 320 kilometres (200 mi) south-east of the state capital, Lucknow, and 121 kilometres (75 mi) east of Allahabad. A major religious hub in India, it is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism and Ravidassia. Varanasi lies along National Highway 2, which connects it to Kolkata, Kanpur, Agra, and Delhi, and is served by Varanasi Junction railway station and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.

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"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 .

All about Applique Thangkas

is Known as göchen in . The Huns of Central were the first to use to decorate saddle blankets. It traveled eastward along the Road, and accepted it as a holy form. Fabric were created in the 15th century utilizing an indigenous applique method. These thangkas, which are lavishly embroidered and appliqued, immediately became popular in Tibet. Because of its excellent materials, durability, suppleness, and potential .

Deity and Divinities of Nyingma Tradition

Tradition is the old school of is the name given to the followers of those original translations of the of the into . The Nyingma teachings are divided into the Long Transmission (Tib. ring gyü) of the and the Short Transmission (Tib. nyé gyü) of Terma; other teachings were received by directly in Pure Visions (Tib. dak nang) from or , in experiences or in dreams. Particular to .

Lion Faced Dakini – Singhamukha Yogini

Lion-faced is a secret form of also has a relationship to Troma and the practice of . She is appropriate for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind and cutting through the “” of . This practice has been important in since the of . PeGyal Lingpa received this revelation directly from , appearing in a red-black form, instead of the more common dark blue .

Adi Shakti Parvati – Mantra and incarnation

is a  goddess. She is the symbol of divine strength, power, , and productiveness. she is a daughter of the  Lord of the Mountains and queen Mena, as she was given a name "Parvati". Parvati is known as the mother goddess in . She is also known as Uma. She is also known as Adi-. She is called by different other names in Hindu such as , Goddess , Adi Parashakti, Shakti, , Sati, , , .

The origin of the Graphic Arts of Buddhism

 is the artistic implementations  that are perused by  . It includes media which idolize  , and other of remarkable figures, both and mythical. Buddhist art explains the scenes from  the lives of all of the  and other graphic that helps to practice as well as physical objects connected with Buddhist practice, such as ,  and  . Buddhist art originated on the  following the historical life of , 6th to 5th century BCE, and .

The 4 Phases of The Development of Buddhism in India

was introduced to Indians by who lived in in the sixth century BCE, a of boom of and philosophical thought from Greece to . Born as the crown prince of the great Kingdom, the youth was prepared to be a in accordance with the wishes of his royal father. However, at the age of 28 years old, he learned of the deep experienced in life by most .

The Tibetan Medical Thangkas

The system of has been practised for over many centuries and is still popular for from different diseases. Tibetian is essentially the combination of : The first is named as "" and here we can find the brief explanation of all possible diseases. It is compared with the seed. The second tantra, named as "Explanatory Tantra" is composed of 31 chapters. It has an of .