Eight holy places

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The Eight Holy Places (Skt. aṣṭamahāsthāna; Tib. གནས་ཆེན་བརྒྱད་, né chen gyé, Wyl. gnas chen brgyad) are the eight most important places related to life of the Buddha. They are,

  1. Lumbini garden, Kapilavastu
  2. Bodhgaya
  3. Sarnath, Deer Park
  4. Jetavana, Shravasti
  5. Sankisa
  6. Rajagriha
  7. Vaishali
  8. Kushinagara

Further Reading

  • Jeremy Russell, The Eight Places of Buddhist Pilgrimage. New Delhi: Mahayana Publications. 1981.