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Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

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Visit the World Heritage Site of Mahabodhi Temple, the root of an entire religion. Tradition has it that Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, sat under a peepul tree here and attained enlightenment, sowing the seeds for Buddhist thought and practice for millennia to come. The first monastery and shrine were established here around 250 BCE, 200 years after the Buddha came to the site. Through the ages, the temple has undergone destruction, reconstruction, disrepair, and renovation. As you walk around, note the fine example of Indian brickwork, the design and structure of which date back to the Gupta period (300-600 CE). Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Mahabodhi Temple by using our Bodh Gaya itinerary planner.
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  • It can only be inspired by so many Zen, letting oneself be carried away by the prayer of the night or through meditation
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  • its by far the most famous temple in bodhgaya. wear socks to avoid foot burn & carry an umbrella if you are going in summers.mobiles phones are not allowed inside the premises but cameras can be taken...  more »
  • 5:30-the best morning of going when you recite the Hiromichi really. Sun is not out yet, but the town is not dangerous in the female one is OK. I thought it came on, so do not entrust your hotel is better. Got us tickets once the camera at the entrance 100 rupees pay if so, turn it on.
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  • This temple, built on the site of the Buddha's enlightenment, is one of my favorite places in the world. While the temple is beautiful, the true highlight of the place is the great Bodhi tree itself, which is a descendent of the tree under which the Buddha sat when he was enlightened. Buddhists pilgrims from all around the world gather at this sacred site, bringing with them the peace, beauty, and wisdom of their forms of Buddhism - Tibetan, Zen, Vipassana, and more - making it a rich cultural center. I believe that anyone while an interest in Buddhism / meditation would enjoy making pilgrimage to this sacred site.
  • The Mahabodhi Vihar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is located about 96 km from Patna, Bihar state,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  • Buddhist temple originally built by samrat ashoka of mauryan dynasty of patliputra(Patna) Must visit in once
  • UNESCO World heritage. King 👑 Ashoka the great rebuild this temple.Maha bodhi is actually a Buddhist temple.
  • The Mahabodhi Vihar a Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya,where the Buddha have attained enlightenment. It's 20 kms from the Gaya railway station