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Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya

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Witness the offspring of the tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment at Bodhi Tree. The sacred fig tree has been destroyed and replanted time and time again over the course of thousands of years, most recently in 1811. Relax and take in the serene and spiritual atmosphere, surrounded by meditating monks and devotees on pilgrimage. Keep in mind that you'll have to remove any footwear when approaching the tree, and that cell phones are not permitted. Arrange your visit to Bodhi Tree and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bodh Gaya using our Bodh Gaya trip maker .
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  • A must where Buddhists of all nationalities, parade of colors, flowers, meditation to go themselves.
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  • This is the only holy tree in bodhgaya located in mahabodhi temple.People meditate here near the tree.  more »
  • Located inside the Mahabodhi temple, you can see devotees sitting around the tree and chanting the mantras. Foreign tourists are common. You can see devotees offering their prayers unique to their rel...  more »
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  • A wonderful place to come visit and to come meditate. It's the most important place in the Buddhist world, and fascinating to see all the different groups of people coming from the different South and Southeast Asian countries.
  • The Bodhi Tree, located in Bodhagaya Indian state of Bihar, is perhaps the most prominent and respected sacred places in Buddhism because of the rich historical significance attached to it. It is under this tree that Prince Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher who later became to be known as the Buddha, attained enlightenment. It is believed that Prince Siddhartha had to sit and meditate under this tree for seven days. Later on, a shrine known as Animisalocana Cetiya was erected on the spot where he had sat down. A small temple was also built near the Bodhi tree in the 7th century.
  • It is one of the best place for peace .Bodhi tree located in Bihar state,Gaya district. Everyone can get real peace here.
  • Calm and pleasant. Even an atheist will feel nice here.
  • The Bodhi tree at the Mahabodhi Temple is called the Sri Maha Bodhi. Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment (bodhi) while meditating underneath a Ficus religiosa. According to Buddhist texts the Buddha, meditated without moving from his seat for seven days under this tree. A shrine, called Animisalocana cetiya, was later erected on the spot where he sat. The spot was used as a shrine even in the lifetime of the Buddha. King Ashoka was most diligent in paying homage to the Bodhi tree, and held a festival every year in its honour in the month of Kattika.His queen, Tissarakkhā, was jealous of the Tree, and three years after she became queen (i.e., in the nineteenth year of Asoka's reign), she caused the tree to be killed by means of mandu thorns. The tree, however, grew again, and a great monastery was attached to the Bodhimanda called the Bodhimanda Vihara. Among those present at the foundation of the Mahā Thūpa are mentioned thirty thousand monks from the Bodhimanda Vihara, led by Cittagutta

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