Pursue of excellence-the key to favorable outcome
The profile of Buddhist Pilgrimages India success is a genuine,sincere, straightforward and committed comprehensive approach to tourist’s requirements, anticipating their needs and working towards quality services with full satisfaction.
Integrity and Honesty
Buddhist Pilgrimages India is committed in maintaining the highest ethical standards in the travel industry.Buddhist Pilgrimages India is committed to sustain the surpass ethical standards in the travel fertinity/industry
The company moving with time
To stay apace with the technology Buddhist Pilgrimages India maintains its own software development team & continues to research & develop innovative travel products for better & quick service to its clients.
The Team that Excels
No operation however well planned can be successful without the efficient human touch. Buddhist Pilgrimages India is fortunate to have some of the most talented and committed professionals in the field with an average experience of 15 years at senior and middle level. The personnel skills are constantly upgraded through carefully selected top training programs. No wonder we are proud recipients of complimentary comments about our team’s efficiency and personalized service.
No venture can be successful without a vision and determination to excel. Behind Buddhist Pilgrimages India steady growth is the focused and well-planned business strategy of its dynamic leader, Mr. M. Ashraf Wani, post graduateÂ by education andÂ a travel expert by experience, with hisÂ unusualÂ super natural appearance, foresight, dynamic planning,exceptional vision and urge to excel, the organization is now among the leaders in the field of travel industry.
After more than 26 years of personal experience, we have crystallized our focus on how to handle every travelerâ€™s needs and offers a wide range of traveling options.. Our clients include wholesalers, tour operators, incentive houses, travel agents,Â and airlines. We also have a specialized MICE department to address different client aspects in a host of cities.Â Â We organize with determination for our venerable guests the day to day itinerary to spend holidays in India as such they can never forget our well designed tours. We arrange tours to India including Kashmir, Leh â€“ Ladakh, Manali, Rajasthan & many more as per the requirement of our valuable guests.
A Fleet of Deluxe Buses,coaches and Cars
An in-house department managing a fleet of deluxe cars and coaches of various sizes at various locations in India as New Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Mumbai, J&K etc. takes care of group as well as individual tourist’s requirements affording a comfortable and reliable backup support.
Kashmir and Buddhism:-
Kashmir is homeland of various religions, civilizations, communities and cultures. Nilmata PuranaÂ ‘ (the Purana of Kashmir) refers to the gaity with which the Vaishakha Purnima-the day on which Buddha was born, attained ‘Bodhi’ and ‘ Mahanirvana ‘ – used to be celebrated in the picture some vale of Kashmir. Buddhist Chaityas – Stupas ‘ used to be decorated with flowers and paintings. Lord Buddha’s statues used to be decorated with Aushdhis and Ratan. This tradition continued almost to the eleventh century A. D. Kshemendra (10th-11th A. D.) started the writing of his famous treatise ‘ Avdhankalaplataon’ on this auspicious day. Somdeva ( 1027 A. D. ) has brought out this fact as under -
- Samvatsare Saptavinshe
- Vaishikhasya Sitodaye
- Kriteyam Kalpalatiki
The history of Buddhism in Kashmir has not been much different than its history in the rest of the country. Before the advent of Aryans in the valley, it is said; it had already seen the rise and fall of Nagas, Pishachas and Yakshas. Of these, Nagas are supposed to be of great historical and cultural value. It is believed that Kapil the propounder of ‘ Sankhya Darshanas and the author of Parmarthasar-Patanjali were Nagas. Likewise, it is again believed that the famous Buddhist philosopher-thinkers Nagarjun and Naga Budhi, both were Nagas. It appears that after the induction of Aryans, these aboriginies of Kashmir accepted the Vedic religion and thereafter the Buddhism. Buddhism has played one of the most important roles in the making of Indian mind, culture, religion and civilization.
As per the historical manuscripts and records Buddhism was IInd influential religion in Kashmir, Kashmir even witnessed the rulers from this religion also e g: King Lalitaditya and many more.
As per our ancient historical manuscript â€œRajtaranginiâ€ pen locked by Kalhana in 1148 AD. Buddhism came to Kashmir around 250 BC by King Ashoka. Later Emperor Kanishka organized the 3rd great council of Buddhists at Harwan.The great ruler Lalitaditya Muktapida is mentioned as ruler during the period 697- 738 AD, this period is called as Golden Age of Kashmir.
Kashmir was under the influence of Buddhism for almost a thousand years. That is why we have even today the remains of Buddhist influence. Most of the Viharas about which Kalhana has given details have not been located so far. But it is certain that they are spread over the whole of Kashmir valley. There are certain Viharas whose locations have been pin-pointed. Some of them are-‘ Jalora Vihara ‘ at Zalur Zainageer (Sopore in Baramulla Dist.), ‘ Vitastatra ‘ is today’s ‘ Vyathavotur ‘ in Anantnag district. King Ashoka (different from the great King Ashoka of Maurya dynasty) had built a’ stupa’ in today’s Budgam; queen Shukdevi had built a Vihara in Srinagar at a place named ‘ Nadvana ‘. Vihara is not seen today, but the word ‘ Nadvana ‘ got changed into ‘ Narvora ‘ which is one of the oldest parts of old Srinagar City. Huang Suang has written about a ‘ Jainder Vihara ‘ near Srinagar City, which had a huge Buddha idol in it. Huang Suang had stayed in this Vihara, but its place is still a matter of dispute. Besides these there are many places in Kashmir which remind us of Buddhism and its influence on Kashmir like, ‘ Parihaspora ‘, ‘ Anderkut ‘, ‘ Ahen ‘ (Sumbal), ‘ Khandhbhawan ‘ (Srinagar), ‘Rattani Pura ‘, ‘ Harwan ‘ , ‘Raithan ‘, etc. etc.
Kashmir has been the birth place of many Buddhist scholars. One of the eight main scholars of famous Buddhist Vihara, Vikramshila, was Smrityakara Siddha, who was Kashmiri. Who spread ‘ Madhyamika’, ‘ Satyashidi ‘ and Nirvana forms of Buddhism in China was Pt. Kumar Vijaya – a Kashmiri, who was disciple of famous Buddhist scholar Bandhudutta. There is a long list of Kashmiri scholars who were either connected with Buddhism or influenced by it like Jayanta Bhatta, Vamana Bhatta, Damodaragupta, Kshirswamina, Bhatta Udbhatta, Vasugupta, Bhatta Kalata, Kayyata, Abhinavagupta, Kshemaraja, Mammata, Kalhana, Yogaraja, Bilhana, Somdeva etc.
Buddhism has influenced to a large extent Kashmiri architecture. Buddhist architecture in Kashmir has three clear divisions – First is the architecture of Harwan ( Srinagar ) of third century B. C. This belongs to Indo-Parthian style. After this we have the architecture of Kushana king Hushka in first Century A. D., who raised the city of ‘ Hushkapura.’ In this Gandhara style was followed. The architecture and sculptural remains found at Pandrethan near Srinagar belongs to Gupta style. There the sculpture of Mahamaya ( Buddha’s mother ) along with her sisters before the birth of Lord Buddha is a significant find. In this, she is wearing in her ears an ornament ( Dejeharu ) which is worn even today by married Kashmiri Hindu women. This special type of ear ornament is supposed to be the influence of Naga tradition in Kashmir. This fact leads to the conclusion that Buddhism came under local influence.
Keeping in view our heritage and cultural association with Buddhism a quest developed to go in depths of our roots which directed us to do extensive research on the teachings of Lord Buddha and explore his life journey from birth through enlightenment till return to eternity.
Our passion supervised by our professional experience of 26 years influenced us to serve disciples and followers of lord Buddha from across the world and since last two years we have been working on the project of promoting tours throughout the Buddhist sector of India to lay down holistic prints on the minds of visitors and finally we have came up with a dedicated service for Buddhist tours by the name of style â€œBuddhist pilgrimages Indiaâ€ with the help of our well wishers and associates who came forward with their cooperation. We hope that we will be able to touch the same landmark as we have done in past in leisure and adventure tourism.
Why you should book with us?
- We offer customized, tailor-made solutions
- We plan your India tour to fit your budget.
- We offer personal touch to your requirements
- Value for money. Our prices are competitive with respect to the hotels & transport.
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- Availability of tour consultant 24 hrs, 7 days a week.
- Own suboffices at various locations in India.
- Quick Responses.
- Value added services.