I love to go a wandering along a mountain track...JULIAN a beautiful archeological site near Taxila.


One of my favorite archeological site is Julian, situated near city of Taxila, Pakistan.The site comes under the jurisdiction of archeological department Khyber Pukhtunkwa. It is one of the famous site for the followers of Buddha. Since my childhood i visited here three times, a best place to stay and enjoy the serenity of nature in winters. One may feel such a calmness in such sites,make me feel so relaxing, probably best place for monks in ancient times for meditation. This time i am going to share about my visit with my friends here in blog. The guide told me that this ancient site mainly consist of two parts. One is consisted of main Stupa , that have been badly damaged by the invaders in past and another one is the Monastery, situated at the hillock rock. It is more or less associated with the remains of Takht e Bhai Buddhist Monastery, situated in khyber pukhtunkwa province. At some places i also found resemblance between the both. To see the difference you may also click the following link about Takht e Bhai Buddhist Monastery, that i have shared almost 3 years ago.  CLICK HERE

 
Any how getting back to my today's post, that's about JULIAN, the guide told me certain interesting facts or most probably (best known by the professional archeologists), so i am gonna share in below. Thai Princess visited these sites in the year 2012, that's why the hording written with I FLY TO TAXILA, in honor of the Princess visit , as she given some donations too.


REPLICA OF BUDDHA STATUE AT SITE

STUPA'S INSIDE THE MONASTERY

POSE OF MEDITATION

POSE OF MEDITATION


THE HOLE IN THE TUMMY OF BUDDHA IS SUPPOSE TO BE SACRED. THE FOLLOWERS OF BUDDHA BELIEVED THAT PUTTING FINGER IN THE HOLE MEAN REMEDY TO ALL BODILY DISORDERS OF THE PERSON.

MEDITATION OF BUDDHA

A FEW SCULPTURES OF BUDDHA WERE RESTORED UNBROKEN DURING EXCAVATION. MANY OF THEM WERE BROKEN DURING FOREIGN INVADERS DURING ANCIENT TIMES. THIS STATUE IS ONE OF AMONG THEM.

VIEW OF MONASTERY

THIS ONE SCULPTURE IS ALSO LEFT UNBROKEN

THE HOLE IN THE STATUE HEAD WAS SUPPOSE TO BE USED FOR ALL MENTAL ILLNESS REMEDIES. WHEN THE PEOPLE PUT THEIR FINGER IN THE HOLE AND RUB IT ON FOREHEAD , IT IS SAID TO BE A REMEDY FOR MENTAL HEALTH

THE COMPOUND AND THE POOL AT JULIAN REMAINS. THERE ARE CELLS AROUND POSSIBLY USED FOR MONKS IN OLD TIMES. THIS PLACE RESEMBLES TO THE TAKHT E BHAI BUDDHIST MONASTERY MORE OR LESS IN DESIGN

ALL THE BROKEN STATUES OF BUDDHA

THE CELL OF MONK, ANCIENT TIMES DOOR (where the replica of Buddha is kept inside one of the cell), THE ENTRY FEE BOARD ( indicating how foreigners are charged more for entry. How ever this is not a fact because apart from them it is suppose to be better to give some money to the guide for the wonderful information that he provides. THE STONE WALL.

KITCHEN OF THE MONKS

BEAUTIFUL REMAINS OF THE ANCIENT BUDDHA KITCHEN. THE STEWARD ROOM AND THE KITCHEN STONE WALL. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE MY KITCHEN ON SUCH LOVELY CALM OPEN LOCATION.

A BEAUTIFUL LUSH VIEW FROM THE KITCHEN AREA 

STEPS LEADING TO THE JULIAN MONASTERY AT THE TOP OF THE HILLOCK

THE CANAL AT THE FOOT HILLS OF THE JULIAN REMAIN. IN ANCIENT TIMES MONKS USED TO GET WATER FROM HERE PROBABLY. NOW A DAYS THIS WATER ON ITS WAY  IRRIGATE THE NEARBY AREAS

A PANORAMIC VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE HILLOCK

A NICE VIEW

SOUVENIRS FROM JULAIN TAXILA



Comments

  1. Wow Kiran.....wonderful post. I'm very fond of Buddha. Thanks for the information abt Julian.

    Nice clicks.....:-)

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  2. Hello, Kiran palwasha. Thank you for your visit.


    Excuse Me. I'm Japanese.
    I'm absolutely not a Chinese.
    Japan and China is a country that is completely different.

    Cleanliness, modesty, courtesy, calm, morality, common sense.
    The Japanese have such virtue.

    Greeting

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  3. Beauty. Great images, cheers Kiran.

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  4. Outstanding set of images, so interesting place with lots of history and beauty, and I love those Buddha statues!You prepared a fabulous photo article, very well done!
    thanks for sharing,
    hugs
    Léia

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  5. this is such an interesting post ! would love to visit it !
    I love Buddha so much and I'm just painting one !!
    very beautiful images

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