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About Mulagandha Kuti Vihar

Sarnath is home to a number of twelfth-century Buddhist monuments, and the decaying ruins of Mulagandhakuti Vihara leave a mark as it’s the place where Buddha spent his first rainy season while in meditation. This structure has been described in historical documents as 200 feet high with 100 niches with a Buddha carving along every wall. In the Mulagandhakuti Vihara, a real sized statue of Buddha shows the Lord turning the wheel of the law. Behind this vihara is the deer park where Buddha gave his first sermon. A carved sandstone railing can also be seen inside the present day vihara along with a Buddha walk. The walls of the There are also fine paintings on the walls of the modern day ‘Mulagandhakuti Vihara’ showcases paintings by Japanese artist Kosetsu Nosu. It is a hundred and ten feet high Buddhist temple, housing an image of Buddha.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera

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