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Uruvela

Listed under Towns in Gaya, India.

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It is said that Gautama Buddha first engaged in mortification at Uruvela, fasting, becoming humble, self-disciplined and meditative for six years.

The town stands on the banks of the Nirenjara and is now a peaceful, rural place of pilgrimage with a footpath running along the river and glorious views of the forest-covered Mount Pragbodhi, where the Buddha is believed to have spent his six-year retreat.

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