Buddha Smriti Park is a park located on Frazer Road near Patna Junction in Patna, India. The park is sometimes also referred to as the Buddha Memorial Park. This park has been developed by the State Government to commemorate the 2554th birth anniversary of the Lord Buddha. This park was inaugurated by His Holiness Dalai Lama.
The park has been constructed at the place where once historical Bankipore Central Jail of British era existed. After a new central jail was built at Beur on the outskirts of Patna, the old jail become redundant. The central attraction of this park is the Stupa, 200 feet high, situated in the middle of the park. This 22 acre park located in the heart of city house the pot containing holy ashes of Lord Buddha inside the main stupa - Patliputra Karuna Stupa. Previously the pot containing ashes of Buddha was for display in Patna Museum, pot was earlier excavated from Vaishali.The park will have a museum, where Buddhist relics from Japan, Myanmar, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand will be installed.
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on 27 May 2010 inaugurated Buddha Smriti Park and planted two saplings one brought from Bodh Gaya and the other from Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka of the sacred Bodhi Tree. A branch of the original Mahabodhi tree at Bodh Gaya is believed to have been taken to Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka by Emperor Ashoka's son Mahendra. The Sri Lankan delegation had brought a sapling from this tree to be planted at the Buddha Smriti Park.
The park is a brainchild of Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar. The park is also having meditation hall for prayers. The entry charge is 10 per individual be it child or an elder person. In future it will have a tall statue of Lord Buddha.