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The mystical Mahasiddhas of Buddhism and their Odisha connection
The Mystical Mahasiddhas Of Buddhism And Their Odisha Connection

Many of the Mahasiddhas such as Kanhupa, Luipa, Sabaripa, Bhusukupa, Birupa composed Charyapadas in Lalitagiri Mahavihara, Jajpur. One of the fascinating aspects is the mystic language that Buddhist teachers employed. An inscription collected from Ratnagiri has lines of Buddhist hymns that go - “Dhara dhara. Hara hara. Prahara hara. Mahabodhi chitta dhare. Chulu Chulu…”

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India Asks UN To Directly Oppose Hinduphobia, Bigotry Targeting Sikhism, Buddhism

United Nations: India has called on the UN to take a direct stand against Hinduphobia and violent bigotry targeting the Sikhism and Buddhism. “This August body fails to acknowledge the rise of hatred and violence against Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism,” Ashish Sharma, a First Secretary in India’s UN Mission, told the General Assembly on Wednesday […]

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'Eco Padyatra' by Buddhist monks to create environment awareness

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to promote Buddhist tourism and create awareness to protect environment, more than hundred monks, nuns and followers of Buddhism from across the world have started 140 km ‘Eco Padyatra’ from Bhubaneswar. The eight-day padyatra was flagged off by Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda on Tuesday. The eco padyatra, organised […]

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India biggest hurdle for China in promoting Buddhism

Beijing: India is the biggest roadblock for China to promote its Belt and Road project through Buddhism that can also help curb terrorism and separatism, Chinese scholars have said. At a two-day symposium of Tibetan monks and scholars in Northwest China’s Qinghai Province on Tuesday, one of them said that the Dalai Lama had set […]

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Koraput MLA embraces Buddhism

  Koraput: Congress MLA from Koraput Krushna Chandra Sagaria and his family members formally embraced Buddhism today at a special function at Burja village under Laxmipur block of the district. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of devotees from Koraput and Buddhist monks from Chhattisgarh, Raipur and Nagpur. Apart from Sagaria’s family, 100 more families […]

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Odisha MLA to embrace Buddhism

Jeypore: Congress MLA from Koraput Krishna Chandra Sagaria today said that he will be embracing Buddhism. The legislator will convert from Hinduism to Buddhism at the two-day Dharma Kranti Samaroh starting tomorrow at Burja in Laxmipur of the district, informed sources. “I will convert to Buddhism along with my family members and some other people […]

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Tipitaka chanting ceremony held in Udayagiri

Udayagiri: In a bid to promote Buddhism and world peace, a chanting and meditation programme was organised by monks of Light of Buddha Dharma International, USA at Udayagiri in Jajpur district of Odisha. The 3-day International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony was held for the first time in Odisha. Over hundreds of monks from India, Thailand, Myanmar, […]

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PM to visit Lanka today, says it reflects strong relationship

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his visit to Sri Lanka beginning today is a sign of “strong relationship” between the two countries and brings to the fore the shared heritage of Buddhism. During his two-day visit, he will participate in the International Vesak Day celebrations, the biggest festival of Buddhists, inaugurate a hospital […]