‘Thithi’ to open Dharamshala International Film Festival 0

Dharamsala, Oct 6 (IANS): Raam Reddys critically acclaimed Kannada film “Thithi” will open the fifth edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), while Vetrimarans Tamil drama “Visaranai” (Interrogation) will be the closing film. DIFF, to be held from November


Vietnam ties Buddhism knot with India, not China 0

By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury/NEW DELHI Indo-Vietnam cultural linkages are well known. Vietnam, a key strategic and economic player in South-East Asia, is now keen to trace back its Buddhist legacy to India, rather than China. Top Vietnamese monks have discovered

Kancheepuram may soon have a Buddhist temple 0

Though Kancheepuram was once a flourishing Buddhist centre, there is not a single Buddhist temple in the town today. But this could soon change as a 9th century Buddha statue found in a school playground in Kancheepuram is all set

Buddhist remains unearthed in Andhra Pradesh 0

Buddhist remains on a mound called ‘ Ernamma Pallu Dibba’ on the rear side of the Zilla Parishad High School at Ghantasala in Krishna district were unearthed on Sunday. Disclosing the details to the media here, archaeologist E. Siva Nagi

Buddhist tourism to get impetus after UNESCO declares Nalanda Mahavihara as World Heritage site 0

The proposed ‘Buddhist Tourism Circuit’ scheme is likely to get a fresh impetus following Bihar’s ‘Nalanda Mahavihara’ being awarded the ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ tag . The Indian government has already sanctioned Rs 1,500 crore to promote religious tourism under

Sikkim Residents Request Indian Government to Allow Karmapa to Visit Rumtek Monastery 0

Thousands took to the streets of Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, on 11 July to urge the Indian government to allow Ogyen Trinley Dorje, one of the two claimaints to the title of 17th Karmapa, to visit the landlocked Indian

Maharashtra: Nallasopara Buddhist stupa proves it was once hotbed of Buddhism 0

Inside an obscure protected site in Nallasopara that has been forgotten by the government as well lies a Buddhist stupa, which is evidence to the fact that Sopara or Shurparka, as it is known as historically, was the hotbed of

Exhibition documents life of lesser-known Buddhist monk 0

An ongoing photo exhibition here reflects upon the life and legacy of a lesser known character from Indian history – Buddhist monk Kumarajiva. The 10-day-long exhibition titled, “The Life and Legacy of Kumarajiva,” underway at India International Centre here, throws

ASI unearths remains of Buddhist monastery in Vadnagar, Gujarat 0

The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has unearthed structures resembling a Buddhist monastery in Vadnagar city of Gujarat, a finding which could further establish the importance of the region as a thriving Buddhist centre. “The latest excavation revealed structures resembling

Delegates from 70 countries to participate in int’l Buddhist conclave 0

VARANASI: The International Buddhist Conclave is scheduled to be held from October 3 to 5 at Sarnath. Around 300 delegates from 70 countries are expected to take part in it. Tour operators and travel agents may also participate. The conclave

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