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Come and walk with His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa and his spiritual entourage, in Odisha, to discover the the ‘Diamond Triangle’ of the ancient and flourishing Buddhist settlements of Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri and Udaygiri. Buddhism was known in Odisha right from the time of its inception, though Lord Buddha never visited Odisha during his lifetime. Buddhist Chronicles refer to Buddha's hair relic being brought to Odisha by two wealthy traders, Tapassu and Bhallika.

Scholars believe that Biraja (modern Jajpur) was a sacred land of Buddha Padmaprabha and the cradle of Mahayana, supported by fact that Jajpur and its neighborhood are seen to be rich in Mahayanic antiquities. In the 7th century, the visit of Hsuen Tsang to Odisha vividly accounts the flourishing state of Buddhism in Odra (ancient name of Odisha).

Since there will be a lot of complicated onground arrangement for the Eco Pad Yatra, interested pilgrims are advised to make your own traveling arrangement going to and departing from Bhubaneswar.

2018 Odisha Pad Yatra

A Pad Yatra is not only a physical journey, but also an inner journey of transformation. When you are mindful of the detail, you notice the light come into the sky at sunrise, and how good the first sip of tea in the morning tastes. So find your own Pad Yatra, if you can – it will be the best workout that you can give your mind.

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The 16th Eco Pad Yatra

Come and walk with His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa and his spiritual entourage, in Odisha, to...

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Where Are We Going

Scholars believe that Biraja (modern Jajpur) was a sacred land of Buddha Padmaprabha and the...

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How To Get There

Since there will be a lot of complicated onground arrangement for the Eco Pad Yatra, interested...