Deekshabhoomi is a historical place in India where about 380,000 people were converted from Hinduism to Buddhism at a single moment on October 14, 1956. These people were people of lower classes who converted under the leadership of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Ambedkar felt that their human rights could only be protected as Bhuddists.
- "Life of Babasaheb Ambedkar". ambedkar.org. http://www.ambedkar.org/Babasaheb/lifeofbabasaheb.htm. Retrieved 1 October 2010.