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Location: India         Length: 14 min

Buddhism in India has yielded a legacy of many remarkable cultural heritage sites, many of which are an active part of the country’s living fabric. Founded by Siddhartha Gautama in the Sixth Century B.C., Buddhism spread throughout India and beyond over the following centuries. Its followers built temples, shrines and monuments all over the country. This film details the story of Siddhartha and the subsequent spread of Buddhism, creating a context for the many Buddhist sites that today comprise a highly visible part of India’s cultural legacy.

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Produced by the India Department of Tourism

Archaeological Survey of India

Buddhism (Wikipedia)

The Edicts of King Ashoka (Colorado State University)

History of Buddhism in India (Wikipedia)

Incredible India (India Ministry of Tourism)

Indian History (WebIndia123.com)