Dhyana Buddha Park, Amaravathi, AP, India – Pictures

Dhyana Buddha Park, Amaravathi, AP, India

Dhyana Buddha Park, Amaravathi, AP, India

The tallest Dhyana Buddha, measuring 125 feet, the statue at Amaravati in Guntur district.

Situated on the banks of Krishna River, the Dhyana Buddha theme project is going to boost tourism in Amaravati, which is in the riverfront capital region.

The tourism department is planning to operate cruises from Vijayawada to Amaravati.

The works began in January 2004 on a five-acre site.

It is a fusion of 50 types of Buddhist sculptures and statues from 145 major heritage sites all over India.

They have taken the essence of Buddhist teachings found in 24 chapters and 424 stanzas to create 200 panels in the main hall Dhyana Mandiram. The number of visitors in last year was around 5 lakh, including Dalai Lama.

All around the boundary wall there will be 300 small Dhyana Buddha statues facing the main statue.

According to Vajrayana traditional sources the Buddha preached at Dharanikota/Dhanyakatakam and conducted Kalachakra ceremony, which would take the antiquity of Amaravati back to 500 BCE.

The Amaravati Buddhist sculptures are world-famous. Slabs with Buddhist inscriptions were found in its groundwork, the temple is said to have been a Buddhist shrine in the previous times.

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