[243] 2017-12-31 River Niranjana

Bodh Gaya ~ Sujata ~ Gaya

17 km

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A picture with the manager of the hotel where I stayed.

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Dalai Lama is coming to Bodh Gaya in early January.
But we are going to Dharmsala by May on foot.
I think it is proper for us to meet him at Dharmsala.

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After Gotama Siddhartha achieved enlightenment, it is said he receive a milk soup from a young lady from Suzata village. It is said he crossed this river and went to Sazata village to express his thanks.
I crossed the river by walking the bridge.

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This is road band on the other side of the river which Buddha might have crossed over.

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Trees are standing in the midst of thick fog.

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While I walked the same road where Buddha might have walked, I recorded the landscape by smartphone.

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Wide and white sandy plain.

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I crossed the river reversely and came back to Bodh Gaya.

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From now on, I am walking to Gaya. There is a road along the river.

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This is an old Hindu temple.

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A want ad for students of Islamic school.

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Today I walked 17 km.

Today is the last day of 2017. For me, 2017 was a golden time. Early in tomorrow morning I am going to Sarnath and Varanasi. Sarnath is one of the 8 sacred places of Buddhism. Varanasi is a holy place of Hinduism.



Categories: Course and Dairy, India

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