Black Buddha Temple

Black Buddha Temple, Nalanda

Black Buddha Temple
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Nalanda University Site Road, Bargaon, Nalanda 803111 India

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travrymple
Mumbai, India84 contributions
Small temple
Dec 2019
This is a small temple that has a black stone statue of Buddha. There is historic significance of this statue as it was discovered when the Nalanda ruins were restored. For Buddhist pilgrims this place is revered and I could see pilgrims offering oil on the statue.
I was not aware of this place but had taken an (electric)-auto rickshaw to cover all the places of interest in Nalanda. As part of that circuit, I visited this place.
Written December 20, 2019
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Karthik R
Chennai (Madras), India7,698 contributions
Can be avoided
Oct 2019
There is a black Buddha statue around 1 km from the main ruins. This was excavated from one of the temples of Nalanda. The whole place is said to be 10 kms by 5 kms in area, while the excavated area is only 1 sq.km as of date. We also visited the Black Buddha temple - currently serving as active temple.
Written October 17, 2019
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Gourab G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India51 contributions
Near nalanda university ancient ruins
Oct 2018 • Family
This temple is unique by the fact that black basalt rock is used for the Lord's idol which is rarely seen. People can take a tanga or electric driven van to reach here.
Written March 16, 2019
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PunyabrataBarma
Bardhaman District, India275 contributions
Black Buddha Statue / Teliya Baba Mandir
Feb 2019 • Solo
Nine foot statue of Buddha in Bhumi Sparsha Mudra, made of black basalt rock, situated ( at Bargaon ) just outside wall of ASI protected Ruins of Nalanda University. Also worshipped by Hindus as Teliya Baba, they smear the idol with oil in hope of freedom from chronic ailments. New roads has been built which connects Mandir with the main Road. Ample parking space is available. You can buy statue of Buddha outside the mandir, so is hair oil. If the statue is smeared with oil, it turns black. Plenty of Buddhist from Thailand come to visit this mandir. It's not under control of ASI, don't have to buy a ticket for darshan.
Written February 17, 2019
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ekta s
Chennai (Madras), India135 contributions
Off the road trip to Unique Black Buddha
Mar 2018 • Family
When you travel to Nalanda, the Black Buddha temple should be in your itinerary. It's a little off the road so take an auto to move around in Nalanda so that you can easily access most of the historically significant places here. The roads are not very well built and quite narrow so cabs or own cars won't be a very good idea. Autos are a better solution but try to bargain with them as they will always quote double the actual amount.
The temple itself is not very well maintained but the Black Buddha statue is quite unique and worth the trip. The locals also would be selling the Black Buddha souvenirs outside in case you wish to buy any. Very peaceful and serene place to visit but could do with better maintenance.
Written October 27, 2018
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Ankur K
12 contributions
One time visit
Oct 2018 • Friends
If you are visiting Nalanda then you can visit this also. There is a big black idol of Lord Buddha which is the main attraction. Many people from Thailand, China and ones who follow Buddhism visit this place and pray. One can take a TANGA (horse-cart) or an e-rickshaw (Battery rickshaw) to reach and come back.
Written October 15, 2018
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meena1981
Bokaro Steel City, India492 contributions
nice temple
Dec 2017 • Friends
The temple is situated nearby Nalanda University ruins.As the name shows there is a big idol of Lord Buddha installed here which is made from black basalt rock.It is the main attraction of the temple.Many vendors sell models of Lord Buddha in black colour here.
Written March 28, 2018
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Niranjan R
Jamshedpur, India39 contributions
Sacred place for Buddhists
Feb 2018 • Family
The temple is adjacent to the university ruins but have to approach from a different route. A tonga or battery driven rickshaw shall take you here from the Nalanda parking place.

Some vendors sell small black Buddha replicas outside the temple which you can buy as souvenirs. If you want to help local people buy them. I urge don’t give money to begging children. This is not helping them anyway.
Written March 4, 2018
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Puja D
7 contributions
An archaeological piece
Jan 2018 • Family
A big basalt rock curved sculpture of Lord Goutama Buddha kept in a very simple temple managed by local men. This sculpture was a part of findings in Nalanda ruins. It must be kept in the museum but due to local believers govt could not procure it. Thai pilgrims are regular here. Found all directions written in Thai scripts. Locals keep eye on visitors for money. One request : do not give money to the children who have practised begging at a great extent.
Written February 7, 2018
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Rohit B
121 contributions
Very good
Jan 2018 • Solo
Very good and the temple is showing the Lord Buddha and that is very good type of type of temple and I think this is good place
Written January 27, 2018
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