After completing our visit at the sanctuary, we reached the Deeksha Bhoomi Nagpur, which was a masterpiece in terms of the architectural design and famous for its rich history as well. The building was constructed in the year 1978 and inaugurated in the year 2001. It was located in central Nagpur and we were fascinated by its designs. The place was famous for the Buddhists as there was a sacred headstone of Buddha. The place had a model of Dr B. R. Ambedkar as well. This place was recognized as one of the most religious places for the Buddhists and we saw a large number of religious followers visiting the place every hour. As it was placed centrally in the city, it drew many foreign visitors. The 14th day of October every year was marked as the Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din when Ambedkar converted to Buddhism here.
Recently the biggest statue in the whole of Asia was erected in this place because of its religious connection. The term Deeksha refers to a ground where people get converted to Buddhism. This place marked the conversion of 5 lakhs followers, who adopted Buddhism on that particular day along with Dr. B R Ambedkar. The activity of a large number of people getting converted to Buddhism on the same day is considered to be a unique event in history. The place was also famous for its historical importance and beauty. We also learnt that many followers of Buddhism from different parts of the world visited the place every day.
The Bodhi tree in Deeksha Bhoomi Nagpur was extremely famous and the whole campus was calm and quiet. These help you in getting a peace of mind and forget all the sorrows of your life. I wish I could just stay there for a few more hours. Since we had limited time and it was already getting dark, we had to leave the place early. We were completely exhausted at the end of the day. After having refreshment at the wayside food stall, we headed to report at the Grand Hotel, we had booked for our stay.