Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Buddha Vanam- An upcoming tourist attraction

Buddha Vanam, Buddha Charita Vanam or "Life of Buddha Park" is being built on left bank of Nagarjunasagar. Ghumakkad visited the Park in June 2017. It depicts the life of Buddha through free-standing bronzes. Well laid out with plenty of trees in a 275-acre site, it will surely emerge as a key tourist attraction in that area.
Picture story for you including two short video clips.

Below is a video link taken inside the Maha Stupa. You can hear the echo inside the dome.

As we exit the Stupa, we can see numerous stone panels carved beautifully. Some panels are yet to be completed.

The Stupa also depicts the famous Jataka tales carved in stone.
Apart from Jataka tales carved in stone, the Maha Stupa also has stone carvings of modern day personalities like Mahatma Gandhi and Dalai Lama. See the short video linked below:

We end this story on Buddha's life with his famous  quote "Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." Enjoy the picturesque quote with a picture of Buddha Statue in Husainsagar lake in Hyderabad taken by me sometime back.

Thanks for browsing our journey to Nagarjunasagar and its surroundings. Our previous stories, just in case you missed, can be browsed by clicking the links below:

  1. Nagarjunasagar- A Getaway from Hyderabad
  2. Flying with a River Tern
  3. Nagarjunakonda- Island and Museum
  4. Anupu- Buddhist Excavations Reconstructed

You are welcome to share your pictures or memories.

    -Harsh-the-Ghumakkad with Neeta Bhargava/ 12th July 2017.

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