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Mulagandha Kuti Vihar

Mulagandha Kuti Vihar

Introduction
Sharing information about Mulagandha Kuti Vihar in Sarnath. It is counted among popular Sarnath tourist points to visit. During visit to Sarnath, one should must visit this temple and read about its history. Mulagandha Kuti Vihar Sarnath is situated amidst brick ruins of ancient Sarnath, and is well known for its magnificent murals and frescos. This Buddhist Temple is relatively new and therefore offers a sharp contrast to the ruins of Sarnath. this temple also stands out with its distinct architecture which is nowhere near the style followed by Buddhist architecture. It is just 10kms from Varanasi city and have important place in Uttar Pradesh tourism.

Mulagandha Kuti Vihar
Mulagandha Kuti Vihar is a welcome break from architectural monotony in Sarnath. Situated amidst brick ruins of ancient Sarnath, this Buddhist Temple is as distinct from any Buddhist Architectural pattern as chalk and cheese. This modern temple that looks truly magnificent with detailed designed patterns in its interiors has been erected by the Maha Bodhi society in the year 1931. The temple is famous for its Murals and Frescoes. Mulagandha Kuti Vihar boasts off some of the most magnificent and colorful Frescoes that have been made by the magical hands of Kosetsu Nosu. Kosetsu Nosu happens to be Japan's foremost painter. These Frescoes and Murals have rich repositories of Buddhist literature. While Frescoes dominate the interiors of Mulagandha, Murals are largely confined to the exteriors. They can be presently seen on walls and pillars along with the outer columns. A huge bell dominates the entrance of the Vihar. The royal scions of Japan have gifted this mammoth bronze bell. The most striking aspect of this temple is the beautiful life-size golden image of the Buddha that greets you as you enter the sanctum. You can also see the Bodhi tree whose sapling was brought from a tree in Sri Lanka. This Bodhi tree in turn originated from the original tree under which Buddha sat in Bodh Gaya and gained enlightenment 2,500 years ago. Mahendra and Sanghmitra, son and daughter of Ashoka the Great respectively, took the sapling from this original tree to Sri Lanka during their mission. The frescos at the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar Sarnath are rich repositories of Buddhist literature. The frescos depict scenes from the life of Buddha and stories from Jatakas; accounts of Buddha's disciples, miracles shown by the Lord Buddha, etc. While Frescoes dominate the interiors of Mulagandha, Murals are mainly to be seen on the exteriors. They can be seen on walls and pillars along with the outer columns. In the campus of the Vihar you can also see the Bodhi tree whose sapling was brought from a tree in Sri Lanka, which was in turn grown from a sapling of the original Maha Bodhi tree under which Buddha gained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, 2500 years ago. Mahendra and Sanghmitra, son and daughter of Ashoka the Great respectively, took the sapling from this original tree during their voyage to Sri Lanka. During the reign of Gupta rulers Sarnath developed as a great school of art introducing some new features and spiritual aspect in sculptures. The antiquities recovered from Sarnath have been preserved in the adjoining site museum maintained by the ASI. The Mulagandha Kuti Vihar is a special must view and must visit tourist destination for all sorts of visitors and tourists who are visiting Varanasi and who wish to explore the roots of Buddhism and witness ancient Jain Religious sculptures, structures and temples. The amount of ancient heritage of religion, education, philosophy of life and internal awakening can be found, extracted and obtained and the tranquility and peace of mind available here limits no bounds. Kindly fill up the form below and help serve you with the best possible tour package solutions which include taxi, car rental and hotel booking solutions at tailor made style for visiting such extravagant wonderful destination.

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