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”.

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.

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.

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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