Retracing Bodhisattva Xuanzang : A Foot Journey to Explore the Sublime Wanderings of the Buddha (RBX Project)
The explorative heritage walk of Deepak and the shooting for the first two episodes of the documentary series started on Feb. 20, 2020 from Adi Badri, an important heritage Site, which was a part of the Kuru Kingdom in the ancient times. The site is of immense importance for the Buddhists as well as Hindus. This place situated in the Shivalik Hills, presently falls in the Yamunanagar District of Haryana, India.
After filming with in the first half of the day, Deepak Anand was given a warm send off, with best wishes for a successful journey by Dr Satbir Singh Saini (former Addl Deputy Commissioner, YamunanNagar District), Mr Ram Saran (Village Head, Kathgarh), Mr Ravi Chauhan (Documentary Series Production Controller) and a number of other local people from the ancient monastery site called ABR III, situated in a jungle on the eastern side of river Som in Adi Badri.
Deepak Anand being given a send off by Dr Satbir Singh Saini and others at ABR III, Adi Badri on Feb. 20, 2020
There are a number of other important ancient Buddhist Sites in YamunaNagar District, which are being covered under the project. This area marks the westernmost limit of the footsteps and delivery of the teachings of the Buddha.