Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Pilgrimage Special: A Dear Deer Park

A story from Jataka tales, the voluminous body of folklore-like literature concerning the previous births of the Buddha seemed to came alive at the Deer Park in Sarnath. Deer Park otherwise known as Migadaya or Isipatana is a large site filled with sacred ancient monuments like the Dhamek Stupa, Dharmarajika Stupa, Mulagagandhakuti (Main Shrine), Asokan Pillar, Sunken Shrine of Pancayatana and Mulagandhakuti Vihara. While there, the pilgrims were mesmerised by the deer that roamed free in a nearby jungle...

A jungle...

where deer mesmerise...






2 comments:

Liudmila said...

Are there real jungle else? I thought tourists took away every piece of everything from there...

footiam said...

It does not look like a very impressive jungle to me. Bukit Larut presently posted at my beautiful world blog is more impressive!

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!