About Lauria Nandangarh Buddhist Pilgrimage in Champaran, Bihar India

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General information about Lauria Nandangarh

Country India
State Bihar
Location 205 Kms from Patna, 77 Kms from Champaran
Best time to visit October to March
Tourist places to visit Asokan Pillar Edict , Asokan Lion Pillar, Archeological Findings, Shunga and Kushana Sculpture
Significance Buddhist and Archeological Tourist place

Lauria Nandangarh has risen to fame because of its Asokan Pillar Edict . It was also a place of Buddhist learning and religious developments from 2-3rd century BC to 4-6th century AD.

Location of Lauria Nandangarh

Coordinates -26°39'N to 84° 24' E

District- West Champaran

State- Bihar

Country- India

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Why the name Lauria Nanadangarh?

Lauria is the name given to Asokan Pillar (Laura) that is one of the most famous things of the place. Nandangarh is the name given to the mound where excavations are done to find artifacts and stupa. Thus, the name Lauria Nandangarh is given to Asokan Pillar and the Nandangarh mound jointly.

Distance of Asokan Pillar from Nandangarh Mound -2 Kms.

Distance of Asokan Pillar from Lauria Nandangarh Village-0.5 Kms

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Historical Importance of Lauria Nandangarh

Excavation of the Nandangarh site was started by Majumdar in 1935and continued by A.Ghoshtill 1939. It is a historic site where remains of Mighty Mauryan Empire are excavated in big number.

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Buddhism in Lauria Nandangarh

It is found in excavations that Lauria Nandangarh had a Buddhist Stupa of late 4th Century AD. Though the dome of Stupa could not be found intact, it is visible that place was a burial of Buddhist Monks or Gautam Buddha himself (scholars vary on this point).

So, Lauria Nandangarh has high reverence in hearts of Buddhist community.

We offer you a Day tour to Lauria Nandangarh which is fine archaeological place. We have everything arranged according to your expectations just for efficiently utilizing your time and money to visit this beautiful historical place.

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