Saturday, February 4, 2012

Visit to Venuvan

Monday 23rd January, 2012:

Also near Rajgir we walked through Venuvan (bamboo grove) where the first monastery was built, thus allowing the monks to settle in one place, and where the Buddha spent three rainy seasons delivering many important discourses. The original monastery is yet to be excavated due to a dispute, and only the pond remains of the earliest features.