Buddhist Monastery
Places  /  Published 20.07.22

A cottage in the hills in Kangra Valley

Travel details: Himachal Pradesh is well connected by road, rail and air travel. By road, Rakkh Resort is 40 minutes from Dharamshala, 6hr from Manali and 9hr from Delhi. The nearest railway stat...
By Sugato Mukherjee

Places  /  Published 16.05.22

On Buddha Jayanti, a tour of some of Kolkata’s Buddhist temples

Rangan Datta is a mathematics and management teacher by profession and a travel writer and photographer by passion. He has been addicted to discovering off-beat places since his undergraduate day...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 14.05.22

Dhakuria’s ‘Buddha mandir’, Nipponzan Myohoji, is a haven for Nichiren Buddhists

Today, locals prefer to call it the Buddha Mandir. It is run by monks from northeast India and regular services are held in the morning and evening. The morning services are held from 5am to 6.30am, w...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 13.05.22

Bhot Bagan: The Howrah monastery with a tumultuous history

Apart from the main building, the complex also has twin Shiva temples on the western side. On the east, several temple-like structures can be spotted, which are overgrown with vegetation. These are no...
By Rangan Datta

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.03.22

The story of a ninth-century Buddhist ‘vihara’ in Malda

As of February 2022, restoration work is underway at the site, including the construction of two on-site museums that will house some of the artefacts found here. Witnessing the layer of lime and bric...
By Rangan Datta


Places  /  Published 10.12.21

A sojourn to the first capital of Sikkim

Yuksom is about six hours from Siliguri There are plenty hotels and homestays available in Yuksom   A trip to Yuksom can be combined with the popular tourist destination of Pelling, 33 k...
By Rangan Datta

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.03.21

MP visits Hazaribagh Buddhist site

Former union minister of state for civil aviation and Hazaribagh MP Jayant Sinha on Sunday termed the Archaeological Survey of India’s findings in Bahoranpur village of the district a unique and...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.03.21

ASI digs Bahronpur’s tallest statue

Twenty kilometers away from Hazaribagh, archeologists of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at Bahronpur in Sitagarha, discovered one of the tallest statues from the excavation site. Archaeologi...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.02.21

ASI team finds Buddha statue

Archaeologists have found a large statue of Gautam Buddha at Bahronpur village in Sitagarha, around 20 kilometres away from the district headquarters, while excavating a ninth century Buddhist Shrine ...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

India  /  Published 10.11.18

BJP MP seeks monastery in Ayodhya

A BJP parliamentarian has demanded that a Buddhist monastery be built on the disputed site in Ayodhya rather than a Ram temple, which chief minister Yogi Adityanath and many central ministers have bee...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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