An Affair with Buddha

Buddha

This year has been great with all the travelling. One thing that has also followed me is Buddha. Maybe I should say I visited him a lot.
It started with the Aurangabad trip when I lost my mobile. There I caught first sight of him teaching at Ellora caves.

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Buddha At Ellora

Next day we found him in full glory at Ajanta Caves and he even came back from his past births to show us the path of Dhamma.

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Jatak Katha At Ajanta
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Jatak Katha At Ajanta

Buddha
Jatak Katha At Ajanta

And we ended that trip with this beautiful statue of a sleeping Buddha.

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Buddha At Ajanta

Buddha
Buddha At Ajanta

With a lot of caves depicting him in various ways I realized that this year he was going to be at lot of places in our travel path.
And behold we visited him again in Sanchi. A beautiful complex with stupa, vihara and smiling Buddha it was definitely the one I fancied the most.

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Buddha and Aj At Sanchi

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Buddha At Sanchi

And this year end we visit the holy grail of Buddhism- Bodhgaya the place where he achieved enlightenment. You thought that was it?
Next year we are on our way to Sri Lanka and will be visiting a lot of his memories not to mention another visit to Ladakh that we have in the pipelines which covers beautiful monasteries inhabited by monks following his paths.

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