Buddhism in India originated with the birth of Siddhartha Gautam, The prince of Sankya Kingdom. He spent his days in search of existence of life. Lord Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini - a place in the South-Western Terai of Nepal. He was an immense practitioner of intense severity. He spent his life meditating under a tree in Gaya (in modern Bihar).
Buddhism has the largest religious followers in the world and so in India. Each and every spot related to lord’s Buddha’s life and meditation emerges as a distinctive Budhist pilgrimage center. Buddhist monasteries are established as hemispherical stone constructions named Stupas. Today Buddhism is recognized as an organized religion and having prominent spots as Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Rajgir, Nalanda, Kushinagar and Kapilavastu.