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Monday, June 21, 2010

Diksha Bhoomi – A Holy Buddhist Monument in Nagpur, India

Diksha Bhoomi is an important religious Buddhist monument located at Nagpur in Maharashtra, India. It is also known as “Dhamma Chakra Stupa”.

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This is the holy monument where the Buddhists receive Deeksha every year on ‘Ashok Vijaya Dashami Day’.It is at this place in 1956 that Dr. B R Ambedkar initiated the conversion of thousands of Dalit people to Buddhism.

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The stupa is an architectural marvel and can accommodate over five thousand people. The stupa is made out of Dhaulpur sandstones, marbles and granites. The attractive dome has a height of 120 feet.

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The President of India has called this Buddhist monument as a symbol of national integration and secularism and a place of pride for Nagpurians.

A great place to relax!

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