Amaravati, an ancient city's rebirth as modern capital

No development of a new state capital has generated so much excitement as has Amaravati, whose foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

Australian art gallery to return 2,000 years old Buddha idol

Close on the heels of Germany returning an ancient Durga idol, an Australian art gallery has agreed to give a 2,000-year-old Buddha sculpture back to India.

PM Modi to visit Bodh Gaya on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Bodh Gaya in Bihar on Saturday, visiting one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Buddhists and the place where Lord Buddha obtained enlightenment.

PM Modi to attend Hindu Buddha Conclave tomorrow

Delhi's Vivekananda foundation is all set to host Hindu Buddha Conclave starting from tomorrow. PM Modi will reportedly attend the conclave.

Religious messages more powerful than armed forces: Rijiju

Invoking the teachings of Lord Buddha, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the influence of religion is more powerful on humans than the use of armed forces.

Buddha Purnima celebrated in Leh

People of Leh on Monday celebrated Buddha Purnima, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, with joy and fervour.

President, Vice President greet nation on eve of Buddha Purnima

President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari have greeted the nation on the eve of Buddha Purnima, saying Lord Buddha's timeless messages of universal brotherhood and compassion continues to show the path towards alleviate human sufferings.

China extends support to Nepal to develop Buddha's birthplace

China has extended support to Nepal to develop Lord Buddha's birthplace in Lumbini, a town close to the Indo-Nepal border, into a major tourism and pilgrimage centre, as part of its efforts to woo the country by aiding its infrastructure development.

Sri Lankan President visits Mahabodhi temple

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday visited Bodh Gaya and offered prayers under the Mahabodhi tree where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.

Nepal-India border to be sealed during Modi visit

Some parts of the Nepal-India border will be sealed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, an official said here Saturday.

DNA of non-violence engrained in Indian society: PM Modi

DNA of non-violence engrained in Indian society: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought to address concerns of international community over India not signing the NPT by saying that the country's commitment to peace and non-violence is engrained in the "DNA of Indian society" which is above any international treaty or processes.

Modi pledges commitment to non-violence on Buddha Purnima

Pledging commitment to non-violence and world peace, BJP`s Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people on the occasion of `Buddh Purnima`.

Millions celebrate Buddha Jayanti in northeast

Thousands of devotees at monasteries and temples in northeast India on Wednesday offered prayers on the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

Narendra Modi invokes Gautama Buddha, commits to world peace, non-violence

Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday pledged his commitment to peace and non-violence on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, the most sacred festivals of Buddhists.

President Pranab Mukherjee greets people on Buddha Purnima

President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the nation on the eve of Buddha Purnima and said that Lord Buddha`s life and teachings have "universal significance".

Buddha also left his wife, son: Narendra Modi`s brother defends

Rejecting allegations by his opponents that Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has become bigger than the party, Prahlad Modi, the younger brother of the Gujarat chief minister, defended him by quoting the example of Lord Buddha who left his wife and children for the sake of his subjects.

Nepal to build international airport near Buddha`s birthplace

Nepal on Thursday said it plans to build an international airport near Lord Buddha`s birthplace in Lumbini, a town close to the Indo-Nepal border, under a Chinese-backed USD 3 billion project modelled on Mecca.

Bodh Gaya bombing is a warning, says Buddhist leader

The foremost leader of a Buddhist sect says the Bodh Gaya bombing in India "is a kind of warning" and Buddhists around the world will have to be careful.

Akhilesh to lay foundation for 200 ft Buddha statue, park

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will lay the foundation stone of multi-crore project in Kushinagar on December 13 that includes construction of a 200-feet bronze statue of Lord Buddha, education institutes and parks, officials said.

Lord Buddha`s seat of enlightenment dazzles with Thai gold

The Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, shined as its dome was inlaid with 280 kilograms of gold donated by devotees from Thailand.