Griddhakuta Hill is a sacred hill in the region of Rajgir. It is a religious small hill where Buddha paid frequent visits to have a dialogue with his disciples. The second helm of commandments by Buddha was taught here. Lotus Sutra and Prajnaparamita were also dictated at Griddhakuta Hill by him. Vulture Hill is another name of this hill.
Why Is It Famous?
Griddhakuta Hill is famous because this place was one of the favorite places of Lord Buddha. He often visited this place to have a dialogue with his disciples. He spent the rainy season at this hill meditating and sermonizing. A small temple stands on the exact place where Buddha used to sit.
The Japanese Buddha Sangha has built a Peace Pagoda as a tribute to Lord Buddha.
Best Time To Visit:-
Griddhakuta Hill is a sacred destination for the followers of Buddhism. The pilgrims visit to this hill on a huge scale. Every season of the year is apt for visiting Griddhakuta Hill. Many devotees prefer visiting this hill between October-March.
The devotees and Buddhists monks throng to Griddhakuta Hill on a huge scale, especially on Buddha Purnima. It is the sacred occasion and witnesses a huge footfall of the Buddhist pilgrims.
People can reach Rajgir by the roadways, railways, and airways. The state-run buses, broad gauge trains, and flights are the best options for reaching Rajgir from anywhere in Bihar.
Nearest Railway Station:- Rajgir Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Patna Airport
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