Author: Rana P B Singh
Publisher: Indica Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186569367
This book is the first attempt to describe all the fifteen places with which the Buddha had direct association, like Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Bodh Gaya, Shravasti, Kaushambi, Rajagriha, Nalanda, Vaishali, Patna, Kesariya, Kushinagar, Sankisa, and Mathura. The sequence of the fifteen Buddhist places follows the life-cycle and the journeys performed by the Buddha as narrated in the Jatakas and the Tripitaka.
Narration of each of these places accounts the mythology, legend, Jataka tales, cultural history, archaeology, field studies and general information. The book is illustrated with 55 photographs and 55 maps and figures, and also contains a description of the main link stations like Varanasi, Allahabad and Gorakhpur. Sites for excursion are also described in the context.