Sravasti has been identified with the remains at Saheth-Maheth, situated on the banks of the river Rapti. It was the capital of ancient Kosala kingdom and is sacred to the Buddhists because it is here that Lord Buddha performed the greatest of his miracles to confound the Tirthika heretics. These miracles include Buddha creating multiple images of himself, which has been a favourite theme of Buddhist art. It is well-connected with good roads constructed under Buddhist-Circuit.
- About 15km from Bahraich lies this sprawling complex of Buddhist stupas and ruins, believed to be founded by the mythological king Sravast, the town played host to Buddha for 27 years and was his annual rainy season retreat.
- It was the capital of the ancient Koshal empire and here the Buddha showed his divine prowess to impress upon the non-believers.
- The excellently-preserved ruins have a meditative air around them and amid them stands an ancient Bodhi Vriksh (tree).
- The huge World Peace Bell in Sravasti established with Japanese help, is said to convey the message of humanity through its toll.