Visit Toshali Ratnagiri Hotel for Best Stay in Jajpur

Ratnagiri, a famous Buddhist Heritage Site, is visited by a number of devotees of the religion, every year. Providing them with the best of the accommodation in the region, a number of Cheap & Budget Hotels in and near Jajpur are available. Among these best of the Jajpur Hotels, you can name Toshali Ratnagiri Resort. This Hotel at Jajpur is located in front of the Museum of Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) and Buddhist Heritage site of Ratnagiri of Jajpur district in Odisha (Orissa), India.

Situated just 10 km from Udaygiri and 25 km from 5A National Highway, Toshali Ratnagiri is the best destination to relax as it lies amidst the finest and serene surroundings of the Buddhist place. Toshali Ratnagiri is equipped with an assortment of contemporary and sophisticated 3-star amenities. It takes care of the accommodation needs of its guests with a line of stylishly-maintained rooms.

Ratnagiri, located in the Jajpur District of Odisha, is a renowned Buddhist religious place. The place has several paramount Buddhist sculptures dotted around in the hill range. The history of Ratnagiri dates back to 6th Century AD and relates with the Gupta Dynasty, as the excavations has revealed. The excavation of a huge monastery at Ratnagiri has revealed that it is related to the Mahayana sect, and the kings like Ashoka and other of the Gupta dynasty spread Buddhism in the region. You can see here many other clues of Buddhist origin, like the Monastery, Stupas, Chaityas, among others. Ratnagiri is also considered to be a great place of learning for the Budhism of Tantric cult, known as Vajrayana. The Tibetan Buddhist texts hint that Kalchakrayana also blossomed significantly in this place.

So, whenever you visit this mesmerizing Buddhist place, do make a point to stay at Toshali Ratnagiri to experience warm hospitality and quality accommodation.

Stay Peacefully at Toshali Ratnagiri Resort

Ratnagiri is not less than a paradise for the seekers of peace and especially for the devotees of Buddhism. People from all over the world now prefer to visit this destination to attain full refreshment of their mind and body. To provide them the best accommodation in Ratnagiri Odisha, Toshali Ratnagiri Resort is always prepared.

One of the best Ratnagiri hotels, this resort is embedded with all the contemporary and sophisticated services and facilities.  Staying at this resort, you are going to get quality accommodation and warm hospitality. And guess what? All this is available for you at cheap rates. Among the best of the cheap hotels in Ratnagiri, this hotel is committed to offer you all the comfortable stay in your own pocket.

Toshali Ratnagiri provides a positive ambience to the visitors to help them ease their search of calm. The environs of the destination are all capable of providing you a feel of forgetting all the pains of the outside world. Moreover, the Spa offered by this resort provides total rejuvenation of your mind and body. For the daily exercise schedule of health conscious people, the resort offers fully-equipped health club.

So, everything is here what you need for an ideal vacation at this wonderful place. You need not to worry about the accommodation as this amazing resort is always ready to offer you the best stay into your own pocket.

Whenever you are at this place of peace, do make a point to visit Toshali Ratnagiri for an amazing stay.

Buddhist Mythology: Landmarks the Buddhism in Kalinga

According to Sri Lankan legends, when the Buddha died, his body was cremated in a sandalwood pyre at Kusinara in India and his left canine tooth was retrieved from the funeral pyre by Arahat Khema. Khema then gave it to King Brahmadatte for veneration. It became a royal possession in Brahmadatte’s country and was kept in the city of Dantapuri (present day Puri in Orissa).
A belief grew that whoever possessed the Sacred Tooth Relic had a divine right to rule that land. Wars followed. 800 years after the Buddha’s death, in the 4th century CE the tooth came into the possession of King Guhaseeva of Kalinga. He send his daughter Hemamali and her husband the prince Dantha  away from the kingdom as war loomed. Hemamli hid the relic in her hair and travelled to Sri Lanka via Tamralipta. The relic was housed in Anuradhapura and later at its present resting place at Kandy. It is believed that a stupa at the site of the Temple of Lord Jagannath housed the tooth relic.

Myth says that Emperor Ashoka – distraught with the bloodshed at the Kalinga war met with Upagupta near the sleepy village of Toshali on the banks of river Daya – from here comes the name of the “Toshali Resorts” !! Probably. Archaeological findings abounds around the place – one even in a close proximity to the Konark temple.

Other than being the site of the Kalinga war Dhauli is much renowned for its 3rd century Ashoka edicts, the Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda, and the nearby Buddhist monastery. Here happened the war that ultimately helped spread Buddhism worldwide. Next up Lalitgiri – it has one of the earliest Buddhist complexes in the world believed to be made in the 1st century AD. With several rock-cut caves, viharas, chaityas, monasteries, stupas, and caskets of stone with Buddhist relics that throw much light on the history of Buddhism.

Ratnagiri located in the Jajpur district of Orissa has excellent Buddhist ruins, sculptures, large monasteries, shrines, big stupas, and a colossal statue of Lord Buddha which much attract the visitors to the state. However, it is the wonderful Pushpagiri monastery that is really the pride of the place.

A renowned pilgrimage destination, Udaygiri is the largest Buddhist site in Orissa and is much famous for the Avalokitesvara statue of Lord Buddha. This statue of Buddha is unique as here the Enlightened One, i.e., Lord Buddha, is depicted having long flowing tresses.

Nestled in the triangle of Lalitgiri-Ratnagiri-Udayagiri, Langudi ihouses clusters of rock carvings, consecrated stupas, two exclusive figures of Buddha along with female devotees. Remains of a monastery, constructed of bricks, two inscribed figures of Emperor Ashoka. One of it displays Ashoka with 2 queens.

Additionally these places and Khandagiri are important for Jain piligrims too. Today I’ll sign off with a quaint belief – Jagannath is identified with Buddha. His iconographics representation approximation o the meditating Buddha. The Triad is depicted as Buddha, Dharma and Sangha – the three gems of Buddhism, some even find affinity of the car-festival with Buddhist festivals. The Tooth-relic of Buddha is supposedly inside the images of the triad and is known as “Brahma-Padartha” (Divine-Matter). The Triad is deified by the Jainas as manifestation of the Jaina “Tri-ratna” (three gems of Jainism) representing right knowledge, right thought and right perception.

This is our land where everything is different but similar – separated but connected. Someday i hope to write about followers of Islam who enriched the tradition of Lord Jagannath and a king who ruled in his name.

Toshali Sands at Puri, Orissa, takes great pleasure in attending its travelers, corporate managers and guest, coming from Sri Lanka and South East Asia covering Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia Brunei, East Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Singapore. Toshali offers exclusive budget packages and arrange group excursion for the international Buddhist pilgrim, . For more details visit 

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