The smallest Buddhist shrine of Beniban Vihar

The smallest Buddhist shrine of Benuban Vihar

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-08-04

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The Benuban Vihar is one of the different Buddhist Shrines in Tripura one of the northeastern states of India and the Benuban Vihar is located in at a distance of 2 kilometres away from Agartala the capital city of the state to the north. It is one of the most attractive Buddhist destinations of Tripura and also one of the must-visit tourists’ attractions of Tripura. Many people from different places of the country and neighbouring places visits Benuban Vihar to offer a payer and to see the peaceful Buddhist temple of Tripura. The Benuban Vihar stands to be one of the smallest Buddhist temples in the Northeastern state of Tripura but the place is historically famous for having the metal idols of Bodhisattva and Lord Buddha, which was originally created in Burma long time back. Though no one is aware of the date or when was the Benuban Vihar constructed but looking at the Buddhist shrine one can explore the enriched culture and heritage of the ancient Tripura. One of the festivals Buddha Jayanti which is held during the month of May is celebrated with joy and happiness in this shrine, which falls on the occasion of Buddha Purnima and many followers of Buddhist and other people visit the Benuban Vihar especially during this festival to offer a special prayer to Lord Buddha. The celebration is followed by a fair, which attracts hordes of religious groups and tourists. Benuban Vihar bears testimony to the fact that from remote past Tripura has been extending hospitality and patronage to the religion and culture of its neighbours. The quiet monastery is an abode of eternal peace and tranquillity to all tourists and visitors. The place is beautifully surrounded by lush a green tree which offers a sense of serenity to visitors. The structure of the temple has a typical Tripuri style architecture and its red-coloured sanctum is dedicated to Lord Buddha. Benuban Vihar is located in the Kunjaban area. The temple is open for the pilgrims and the tourists in the morning and in the evening.


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