Buddhism

India and Thailand keep the values ​​of Ramayana and Buddhism

The Ramayana has a deep cultural influence in Thailand. Here Ramayana is a national epic known as Ramkian. Buddhism is also the main religion here. In this way, the two countries follow the principles of world peace, humanism and brotherhood while imbibing the values ​​of Buddhism and Ramayana. Minister of Culture, Tourism and Religious Foundation and Endowments Usha Thakur was speaking on the program “Buddha Bhoomi India – Traveling in the Footsteps of Buddha” at Emquartier Mall in Bangkok.

The three-day event was organized to mark the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and India. Minister Thakur said Madhya Pradesh is a special tourist destination for Thai tourists who love spirituality and culture. J

he heart of Incredible India “Madhya Pradesh” is rich in religious, spiritual, archaeological and historical terms. One of the oldest and sacred rivers in India, the Maa Narmada River flows from Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh. There are also two famous Jyotirlingas Mahakaleshwar and Omkareshwar in the state.

Thakur said the archaeological and cultural heritage of Buddhism in the state is invaluable to Thai tourists. All tourists will feel happy visiting important Buddhist tourist places like Sanchi Stupa, Vidisha, Gyaraspur, Udayagiri, Satdhara Sunari and Andher, Murelkhurd. Inviting Thai tourists, Minister Thakur said you should all come to Madhya Pradesh and spiritually enjoy the ancient architecture and culture of Buddhism. Imbibe the teachings and teachings of Lord Buddha in your life as well.

Thai Culture Minister Itthipol Kunplom said majority of Thai people are Buddhist, so Thais want to visit India mostly once in their lifetime. World Heritage Sanchi, Bodh Gaya, Kushinagar and many other places in India are major centers of Buddhism. Not only for Buddhism and religious tourism, India is also rich in cultural heritage. We learned a lot from India.

The “Buddha Bhoomi” event is organized by the Triratnabhoomi Society, the International Buddhist Confederation, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Embassy of India. Indian Ambassador to Thailand Smt Suchitra Durai, Additional Managing Director Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board Vivek shotriya, Vice Chancellor Sanchi University Smt. Neerja Gupta was present in the program.

Stalls from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, the International Buddhist Confederation and the Indian Embassy have been set up at the site. The cultural heritage of the state and the heritage of Buddhism are on display at the Madhya Pradesh booth.

It depicts the history and significance of Sanchi and other Buddhist sites. Also, an exhibition was organized in the program depicting Ajanta paintings, Sutra artworks, Himalayan monasteries. Cultural conferences and cultural programs on the theme of “Indo-Thai Cultural History” were also organized. In which Thai and Indian artists represented the traditional cultures of their respective countries through dance performances.