BuddhaHome brings you the finest quality rice from India, the real home of Buddha. Buddha rice is the divine Kalanamak rice variety that has been cultivated in the Himalayan Terai region ( eastern Uttar Pradesh, India) since the Buddhist period. The rice that was featured by the United Nations’ Food and Health Organization in its book ‘Speciality Rices of the World’ has a captivating aroma that will leave you spell-bound.
Legend says that Gautam Buddha grew up eating Buddha rice (Kalanamak). It was even gifted by him to his followers when they asked him for Prasad. It is said that when Gautam Buddha after gaining enlightenment was returning to Kapilvastu, he was stopped by the villagers of Mathla village, there he gave them the rice that he had received in alms and said, that the rice produced will have a typical aroma which will remind people of him.