by Dr B Jambulingam, The Buddhist Channel, Feb 24, 2014
Chola, India -- Of all the field trips the one which stands in my mind was that of Puthur. During my two decade old research that was the very first time that I pedalled nearly 25 kms to see a Buddha at Puthur in Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu. The pains which I faced during that trip left me when it - the news of the finding of a Buddha - was informed through media.
Dunhuang, China -- In the desert landscape of the extreme northwest of Gansu Province are the cliffs of Mogao. Within the cliffs are the 492 natural cells and rock sanctuaries extending over 1,600 meters that make up the famous Mogao Caves.