The Buddhist shrine is though small in size but preserves some beautiful metal idols of Lord Buddha. A visit to this monastery can be a peaceful experience. Benuban Bihar Temple bears testimony to the fact that from remote past Tripura has been extending hospitality and patronage to the religion and culture of its neighbors. The quiet monastery is an abode of eternal peace and tranquility to all tourists and visitors.
Nearby Places to Visit at Benuban Vihar Temple
The Tripura tourist attractions in Agartala includes "State and Tribal Museum", "Ujjayanta Palace", "Laxmi Narayan Temple", "Handicrafts Designing Centre", "Fourteen Goddess Temple", "Portuguese Church", "Maheshwar Temple", "Malancha Niwas", "Jagannath Temple" and more. Ujjayanta Palace presents a blend of architecture and has splendid tile floor, crafted doors and curved wooden ceilings. "Kunjaban Palace" is well known for its scenic beauty.
Festivals at Benuban Vihar Temple
Buddha Jayanti or the day of Buddha’s advent which falls on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, is celebrated with colour and fervor in this shrine of Benuban Vihar. The celebration is followed by a fair, which attracts hordes of religious groups and tourists. Thousands of devotees converged at the Benuban Vihar monastery for lighting candles and offering prayers on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.
How to Reach Benuban Vihar Temple
This Buddhist temple of Benuban Vihar is just a kilometer north on Airport Road and is easily accessible by auto, rickshaw or bus. Agartala Airport is the only airport in Tripura which is well connected with Kolkata, Guwahati, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Silchar. The Indian Railways serves the state while National Highway connects Agartala with Guwahati by road. Nearest railway station is Agartala Railway Station.
(Last Updated on : 01-08-2015)
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