Friday, July 15, 2016

Rajgir - The capital of Magadha

The word “Rajgir” has been derived from the phrase “Raj Griha” means the house of King. On 7th Century BC, Rajgir was the capital of Magadha. It became the capital of Magadha. It became a major Buddhist hub during the regime of King Bimbisara (543-491 BC) and his son Ajatashatru (491-459 BC) as prophet Tathagata (Gautama Buddha) spent a long time there.  Later the town’s popularity was waned when the capital was shifted to Pataliputra (Patna).

Vishwa shanti Stupa, Rajgir
Now a days, tourists from across the world came to visit the ruins, Vishwa Shanti Stupa and to enjoy the cable car ride. People of Buddhist religion come here for pilgrimage as it is a major town in Buddha Circuit.