Sarnath’s current status as a one-horse town belies its religious and historical significance. A bumpy half-hour drive from Varanasi, it is the place where the Buddha preached his first sermon after he attained enlightenment.. Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, deeply moved by the place’s sense of peace, built the famous Ashoka Pillar at this spot.
Today As Buddhism has branched off into several different sects we invite you to visit the temples of each of these sects. With their distinctly different architectural styles. Tibetan temple, Thai Temple, Sri Lankan, Japanese , Korean and Chinese temple.
Step back into time with an expert and go to the source of all of these different school of thoughts. The Buddha outlined his teachings and established a framework for monastic work at Sarnath. Its Ruins today tell the story of the rise of monasteries, their subsequent decline and the contemporary popular revival of Buddhist philosophy. For more information phone us at 1-888-DDHRM09