Buddha's Enlightenment a "non-event" in India

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Buddha's Enlightenment a "non-event" in India

Postby plwk » Fri May 11, 2012 11:46 am

While most Asian countries are planning to exploit the occasion of 2,600 years of enlightenment of Buddha, seven Indian states having Buddhist heritage have not spent anything substantial to tap tourists from Buddhist-majority Asian tiger economies and China, during the last two decades .complained the Times of India in a signed editorial by Sanjay Sharma.

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Re: Buddha's Enlightenment a "non-event" in India

Postby Blue Garuda » Fri May 11, 2012 1:24 pm

Having visited a few religious sites in India I'm actually quite relieved that they won't be turning Buddhist sites into a gaudy circus.

I predict that if there was state support, bribes would be paid for the privilege of hassling visitors to buy incense, elephant goads and bullwhips, or to pay others to torture snakes and bears as 'entertainment'.

I'm surprised that Rajasthan seems to know of no Buddhist sites. Perhaps they didn't ask their Tourism department.

Others have found a few:

http://monastic-asia.wikidot.com/search ... /rajasthan
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