Tabo monastery in Himachal gets Rs 45 crore institute of Bodh darshan

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    SHIMLA: Tabo, also known as 'The Ajanta of Himalayas' is all set to get Indian Institute of Bodh Drashan which would emerge as innovative centre of Buddhist learning. Located in Spiti sub division of Lahaul-Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh, Tabo monastery has been a centre for study of Buddhists philosophy and tribal culture since its inception in 996 AD. Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said that to preserve the ancient seat of Buddhist studies at Tabo, the Union Ministry of Culture has agreed in principle for establishing the Indian Institute Bodh Darshan (IIBD) at Tabo. The Rs 45 crore project will be fully funded by the union government. Declared as protected monument by Archaeological Survey of India, Tabo monastery has some of the oldest and most exquisite Buddhist murals and antique paintings of almost 11th century, in the world. "Tabo has evolved as an important centre of learning and setting up of IIBD will further bring the state on the International map, which will help the scholars and the academicians to pursue higher studies on Buddhist literature," he said. Chief minister had made the suggestion for establishing the institute at Tabo during the previous UPA regime to the then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. The proposed centre will be a landmark as it will preserve and publicize the ancient seat of Buddhists studies.


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    Bhuddist Tourism from East and South Asia will be beneficial for Bilateral relations and economy.
     
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    ya many travel to Lumbini not India where worshipers worldwide have built up temples in various styles.

    GoI shall subsidize pilgrims to Buddhist holy places like it does for Muslims on Hajj pilgrimage.

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    Hajj subside is given to the people by their respective Governments not by Saudi Arabia, Similarly India will provide facilities and comforts for the traveling pilgrims.

    Buddhism flourished in India, there are various important sites and Universities of that time. I am talking in terms of people from East and South east Asia visiting India not Indians visiting Nepal.
     
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