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Bodhgaya, India

Contributors: Kalpna Singh-Chitnis
Bodhgaya, India

« Bodygaya is a religious pilgrimage site for Buddhists. In 2002, Mahadodhi Temple become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. »

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Excerpts from Bare Soul, a collection of poetry

RUSTLING WINDS

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You gave me nothing;

I had nothing to take care of,

nothing to worry about;

you set me free from...

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Mahabodhi Temple
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Silk Road, a series of trade routes, that connected the east and west stretching some 4000 miles like a multilayered necklace, had India like a pendant in the center, and Magadh as a precious stone set in it. What...

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Great Buddha Statue at Bodhgaya
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Main Temple Entrance
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Root Institute for Wisdom and Culture
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Peak of Ramshila Hill
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Vishnupad Temple
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Thai Temple
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In my dreams,
I often trespass my ancestral lands,

looking for the centuries
hidden in the hills,

finding the history
lost in the sands,

searching for an oracle
safe in the...

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Bell at the Root Institute
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