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Buddhist Circuit Tourist train starts journey, promises to take travelers to the path of enlightenment
Buddhist Spiritual Journey
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Buddhist Circuit Tourist train starts journey, promises to take travelers to the path of enlightenment

| @indiablooms | 17 Mar 2023, 06:36 pm

To make people walk down the path of enlightenment, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation's (IRCTC) Buddhist Circuit Tourist train on the Bharat Gaurav Trains concept has started its journey.

In the Mahaparinirvana sutra, the Buddha tells his followers that they can attain merit and a noble rebirth by going on pilgrimage to the places where he was born- Lumbini, gained enlightenment- Bodhgaya, first taught- Sarnath, and attained Nirvana- Kushinagar, reports ANI.

The seven nights and eight days tour started on March 11 from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station, the news agency reported.

This is the first time the train has started its journey after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The journey will end on Mar 18 in Delhi's Safdarjung Railway Station.

During the journey, the rail tour will cover nine places across India and Nepal, which had a significant impact on Buddha's life and teachings, reports the news agency.

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