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Andhra Pradesh's 'Amravati Museum' attracts tourists

By Nairita Das
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Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), Dec.27 (ANI): The Amravati Museum in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district is attracting tourists from across the globe.

The museum is famous for Lord Buddha's teachings and attracts students from all over the world.

Shampa, a tourist from Chandigarh, said these monuments the country's rich heritage needed to be preserved.

"Buddha told everyone that we should not get involved only in traditions and culture, but also should know ourselves. To know ourselves completely, was first taught by Buddha. The meaning of preserving his stupas (dome) and monuments are that we are preserving our culture only," said Shampa.

"If we preserve these monuments, then only the people of our generation will know its meaning, and by doing meditation here, it's meaning becomes even clearer. From the exterior, it can be seen as stones, but after doing meditation here, we come to know its real meaning," Shampa added.

The place provides a valuable insight into the art tradition of Amravati.

Oruganti Sharma, a tourist from Bangalore, said the world needed to understand the Buddha's message of enlightenment.

"This is a wonderful place to meditate. Once we meditate, we can understand what we are really and what Buddha's message is to the world. Now, the world needs to understand his message to make our lives enlightened. Once we practice his method of meditation, then only can we understand his teachings," said Sharma.

The 125-feet high Dhyana Buddha Project in Amravati is yet to be completed. By Basi Reddy (ANI)

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