Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023

Indasala Caves







Indasala Caves lies at the base of a cliff almost halfway up the Giriyek Mountain in Rajgir district Bihar. Indasala Caves is among the prime Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India. Venue of the most selfless of discourse known as Sakkapanha Sutra, it was delivered by Lord Buddha after Sakka approached him to seek answer for his eight questions. Buddha also gave verses 206, 207 and 208 of the Dhammapada during his stay here. Indasala Caves hold great significance for Tibetans, being the abode of famous commentator, Buddhasrijnana on Guhyasamaja Tantra.