Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bimbisara and Buddha Meeting place

Bimbisara was the king of Magadha Empire; he was a cotemporary and one of the very first patrons of Buddha.
When bimbisara learnt about the visit of Buddha to his empire he went with all fanfare to welcome him to his kingdom.

There are two references for the stupa to mark the meeting of Buddha and Bimbisara

1- The life of Hiuen-Tsiang by Shaman Hwui Li By Samuel Beal- 30Li W of Indrasaila guha
2- Xuanzang Travel records by Thomas watters, S.Beal, M Julien- 8-9Li SW of Nalanda Monastery and fro here 3-4 Li E

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