Caves and hills of Rajgir of Buddhist significance

Buddha lived in many of the caves in the hills surrounding Ragjir which was once the capital of Magadha. Bimisara was the king then. The first Buddhist Council was held in one of the caves. Lets take a look at some of these hills and caves of Rajgir where Buddha lived and preached.

Bimbisara's jail
Bimbisara’s jail “Bimbisarajail” by myself – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

Griddhraj Parvat
Griddhraj Parvat also known as Vulture Peak. The very place where Buddha used to live on top of the hill. CC commons image
Meditation area, Griddhakuta Hill, Rajgir” by Hideyuki KAMON from Takarazuka / 宝塚市, Hyogo / 兵庫県, Japan / 日本 – Meditation Area. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
View of Rajgir hills from Jarasandha's Akhara
View of Rajgir hills from Jarasandha’s Akhara: “View of Rajgir hills from Jarasandha’s Akhara” by LRBurdakOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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