The Deekshabhoomi is considered to be a very sacred monument of Buddhism. This is considered to be a place of pilgrimage center of Buddhism in India. This was the location where Babasaheb Ambedkar converted himself to
Buddhism. He converted himself to Buddhism on the 14th of Oct, 1956, along with 380,000 followers. The word "Deeksha" means accepting a religion. The word Bhoomi means land. Therefore Deekshabhoomi means the land where people get converted to Buddhism. The Deekshabhoomi is located in the city of Nagpur, in Maharashtra. The place is visited by thousands of people every year, more so on the day of Ashok Vijaya Dashmi and on the 14th of October.
There is a very big stupa visible here. This stupa is quite similar to the stupa at Sanchi. However this one is completely hollow internally. This is considered to the largest hollow stupa in the world. One can also see a Bodhi tree which is considered to be very sacred. This tree was planted at Deekshabhoomi from three branches of the Bodhi Tree at Anuradhapuram in Sri Lanka. Deekshabhoomi is a well known tourist destination and is visited by many domestic and International tourists. The foreign tourists come especially from the Buddhist countries like Thailand and Japan.
|Timings||Deekshabhoomi is open throughout the year to everyone.|
|Entry Fee||No Entry Fee|
|Visit Duration||2 hours|