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Lord Buddha Statue, at Bodh Gaya, Gaya District in Bihar.

By Prakhar Patidar

Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism are three of the main religions followed in India. These three along with Sikhism are classified as Eastern religions and have similar roots. Hinduism, the oldest of the four, is believed to be the main river through which several streams of belief systems have emerged. Gaya district in Bihar is special as it holds a special place in the discourses of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

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Maa Mundeshwari Devi Temple. Wikimedia commons


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