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Gautam-Buddha's place of importance was Shravasti , too.
Was it's olden-time name as Chandranagar ?

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Asked by vishwabandhubajpai, 06 May '12 01:45 pm
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Sravasti is one of the important Buddhist pilgrimage centres of India which during the lifetime of Buddha was one of the sixth largest cities of India and served as the capital of Kosala Kingdom. Not only this, it was also one of the prominent trading centre and centre of religious activities including Lord Buddha. Presently, the city of Sravasti is located in the Gonda district near the Rapti River in northeastern Uttar Pradesh. However, number of legends is associated with this place, according to history of Ramayana the city of Sravasti was created by Rama who had divided the Kingdom of Kosala into two parts and installed his son Lava at Sravasti and Kusha at Kushavasti. According to the legend of Mahabharata Sravasti is associated with the king Shravasta whereas the Buddhist tradition called this place as Savatthi after the name of the Buddhist sage.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 06 May '12 01:47 pm

 
  
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A town near BASTI in U.P
Nagar

The village is situated at a distance of about 8 km from the district headquarters. To the west of the village is the large lake known as Chando tal, famous for fishing and shooting. Nagar stands on the raised site, and an attempt was once made to prove that it was the birth place of Gautam Buddha. Though this has long been discredited, the old mud still awaits exploration. From the 14 century the place became the headquarters of the Guatam Rajas, the remains of whose castle are still to be seen.


Chando Tal

Chando Tal is situated at about 8 km from the district headquarters on the way to Kalwari. It is believed that, in ancient time there was an estate named Chandra Nagar which had been later converted into lake as a result of natural degradation and became the famous Chando Tal. It is a stretch of water about 5 km long and 4 km. wide. Around this lake, fishermen and others are still getting an ornaments made of metal and other historical re ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 06 May '12 07:51 pm

 
  
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