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Vihara is the Sanskrit and Pali term for a Buddhist monastery. It originally meant "a secluded place in which to walk", and referred to "dwellings" or "refuges" used by wandering monks during the rainy season.

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Bangladesh is a treasure house of Hindu and Budhist Piligrimage sites

Over the millenniums several places have become famous tirthas or places of pilgrimages in Bengal. A large concentration of those places are in today's Bangladesh.

Chudamani Vihara Nagapattinam

Chudamani Vihara was a Buddhist vihara in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India.

Shwedagon Pagoda Myanmar

The Shwedagon Pagoda, officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw and also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a gilded stupa located in Yangon, Myanmar.

Borobudur Temple Indonesia

Borobudur or Barabudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, as well as the world's largest Buddhist temple, and also one of the greatest Buddhist monument

Kye Gompa Monastry Spiti valley Himachal Pradesh

Kye Gompa (also spelled Ki, Key or Kee - pronounced like English key) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 metres (13,668 ft) above sea level, close to t

Pushpagiri Mahavihara Jajpur Odisha

Pushpagiri in Jajpur District, Odisha was an ancient Buddhist maha vihara located atop Langudi Hills.

Ratnagiri Budhist Complex Jajpur Odisha

Ratnagiri Budhist Complex of Stupa and Monasteries is 80 to 85 km from state capital Bhubaneswar in the Jajpur district Odisha.

Candi Bahal Temple Indonesia

Candi Bahal, also known as Biaro Bahal or Candi Portibi are a group of Vajrayana Buddhist candis complex located in Bahal village, Padang Bolak, Portibi, Padang Lawas Regency, North Sumatra, Indone

Namdroling Monastery Bylakuppe

The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the largest teaching centre of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world.

Itanagar Buddhist Temple Itanagar

The Itanagar Buddhist temple, located on top of the hill in Arunachal Pradesh, is one of the latest Buddhist temples in India.

Dambulla Cave Temple Srilanka

Dambulla cave temple is also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country.

Mindrolling Monastery Dehradun

The Mindrolling Monastery is one of the most popular religious sites for Buddhists in India. It is located close to the Rajaji National Park in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand.

Burmese Buddhist Temple Singapore

The Burmese Buddhist Temple (also known as Maha Sasana Ramsi) is the oldest Theravada institution and the only Burmese Buddhist temple of its kind in Singapore.

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Thailand

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat colloquially referred to as Wat Yai, is a Buddhist temple in Phitsanulok Province, Thailand, where it is next to the Nan River, near Naresuan Bridge.

Ghum Monastery Darjeeling

Ghum Monastery or Ghoom Monastery is the popular name of Yiga Choeling Monastery located at Ghum at an elevation of 8,000 feet, 8 km from Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, India.

Kothduwa Temple Sri lanka

The Kothduwa temple, or Koth Duwa Raja Maha Viharaya, is a Buddhist temple located on Kothduwa Island on the Maduganga River in southern Sri Lanka.

Lingshed Monastery Ladakh

Lingshed Monastery or Lingshed Gompa is a Gelugpa Buddhist monastery in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, India.It was founded in the 1440s by Changsems Sherabs Zangpo, a disciple of Je Tsongkhap

Bomdila Monastery Bomdila

Bomdila Gompa is one of the most prominent centres of the Lamaistic faith of Mahayana Buddhism.

Nan Hua Temple South Africa

Nan Hua Temple is the largest Buddhist temple and seminary in Africa and is situated in the Cultura Park suburb of Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa.

Gangaramaya Temple Colombo

Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence.