Kaushambi is basically a Buddhist pilgrimage centre. It is
believed that Lord Buddha delivered his sermons here. The place is along the
River Yamuna. Though most of the city’s glory is now in ruins due to lack of
maintenance, there is still a considerable number of places which one can
visit. It has old forts, stupas, monasteries and other buildings.
Places to see:
Sheetla Temple: This
temple is considered to be one of the most major shaktipeeths among the 51. Shaktipeeths
are dedicated to goddess Parvati. The temple is believed to date back to 1000
AD. Hordes of people come to visit this temple.
Ashokan Pillars: The
Mauryan emperor Ashoka built 2 pillars which were inscribed in Pali.
has it that according to Jain mythology, the thirteenth Tirthankara Bhagwan
Padama Prabhu spent most of his life here. Hence, it is a pilgrimage centre for
the Jains. There is also a Jain temple that one could visit.
Kamasin Devi Temple: This
temple is situated around 10 km from Majhanpur. It is said that one’s prayers
are always answered in this temple.
Durga Devi temple: This
temple is believed to be constructed around 4th century BC. The
idols of Lord Shiva and goddess Durga are set up in black stone.
Sri Ram Temple: This
temple is dedicated to Lord Ram. It was constructed almost 20 years ago.
Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Padma Prabhu. The place contains
his various idols and his footprints. Hordes of people gather during the months
of February and March when they celebrate Nirvana.
Ghoshit Ram Vihar: This
place was constructed by a businessman names Ghasit. He made this place for
Buddha and his followers for their stay. It is believed that Lord Buddha
delivered some of his sermons at this place.
Parikshit Fort: This
Fort belonged to the Pandavas and their successor named Parikshit.
Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. During Shivratri, hordes of
people come to visit this place.
Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairav, the ferocious aspect of
Ashram of Saint
Malookdas: This is dedicated to Saint Malookdas who preached about
brotherhood, equality and harmony.
How to reach:
By air: The
Allahabad airport is the nearest airport. From there, one can travel in taxis.
By rail: The
Allahabad railway station is the most suitable one.
By bus: Kaushambi
is well connected by bus services.