Vesali (Vaishali)


The Buddha's Relic Stupa: 25 degrees 59'44.49"N, 85 degrees 7'5.52"E)

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Ghandhakuti, Possibly Asokan Pillar, Coronation Tank, Stupa: 26 degrees 00'50.26" N, 85 degrees 06'32.72" E

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Relics from the Stupa

The Patna Museum contains a special locked room where Buddha's relics and reliquary from the Vesali (now excavated to its foundation) are kept. Accessed is secured with a special ticket that can be purchased at an official booth on the street outside the museum).

Areas suitable for Meditation

The first site offers a park with an open expanse of grass.

The second site can be very quiet, and meditation on the brick walking paths or beside the stupa or Ghandhakuti may be readiliy possible. There are additionally expanses available for meditation.


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Sites at locations visited by the Buddha

Boldface entries indicate specific locations used intensively or mmost strongly associated with the Buddha

Historic Accounts

Faxian: See p85 (chapter 25) of "Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" by Fa-Hien, as Translated by James Legge.

Xuanzang: See p66 of Vol 2 Buddhist Records of the Western World.

Other References

Wikipedia entry on Kapilavatthu

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