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VILLAGERS GIVE UP STONE-THROWING RITUAL AT BUDDHIST SITE

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After a sustained campaign, heritage lovers and officials have been successful in almost stopping the stone-pelting ritual at Bojjannakonda, a famous Buddhist site

Bojjannakonda,  a Buddhist Monastery. 3rd BC.

More about the site

  • “Bojjannakonda and Lingalametta are twin Buddhist monasteries dating back to the 3rd century BC.
  • These sites have seen three forms of Buddhism —
    • Theravada period when Lord Buddha was considered a teacher
    • Mahayana, where Buddhism was more devotional
    • Vajrayana, where Buddhist tradition was more practiced as Tantra and in esoteric form
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