Rajgir : Royal History and Religion

A visit through Rajgir is like taking a trip down to ancient history. Here, you will be visiting an ancient royal capital and a city where religions mingle harmoniously.

This incredible city was once the royal capital of the ancient Magadha Empires. It has been mentioned in the holy scriptures of three different religions. It is closely associated with two of them, Buddhism and Jainism. According to the scriptures of Jainism, Lord Mahavira had spent 14 years in this rather picturesque town.

It is incredibly important to Buddhism as well. Gautama Buddha spent a lot of time in meditation. He even converted the king of the city to Buddhism and delivered some of his most famous sermons in the hallowed lands of Rajgir. Rajgir was also chosen as the site of the first Buddhist Council. Being sacred to the memory of two religious leaders, Rajgir has become one of the most important pilgrimage sites for both of these religions. Rajgir has also been mentioned in the Mahabharata, a holy epic of the Hindus.

The city does not only have a fascinating religious history to offer. It has also been blessed with some picturesque natural sights which can be quite breathtaking. You can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the holy temples and stupas or lose yourself in the beauty of nature here.