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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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  • A must visit place for everyone. Go there esrly in the morning and find a place to sit to absorb the calm and peace of this place. No wonder why lord Buddha selected this place (similar to his predece...  more »
  • First and foremost, the town of Bodh Gaya makes you forget you are in Bihar. It is clean, peaceful & well maintained. The temple premises do not allow photography and hence one can only carry back wit...  more »
  • Few times in life you have the opportunity to visit places with as much meaning and significance as this. The fact has happened there gave rise to a belief that has transformed countless lives for more than 2,000 years. Before getting into the detail of the temple, it is good to add a comment that Boddhgaya is a town that has grown up around the temple, is a precarious place from the point of view of access, transport, health services and health. And mention this because there is a huge contrast in which you live, feels and feels inside the temple and what can presence outside. Having said that, I must comment that if you want to enter camera you have to pay 100 rupees, 300 video. You can not access with cell phones, so there is a deposit for computers, cost 100 rupees. To access, there are two security filters with metal detectors and review personal physics in rows separated from men and women. Once at the door of the temple you must retire your footwear. You can leave it there or take them with you, but want to be barefoot can wear socks and/or socks. Arriving at the temple, you see the main stupa which contains an interior space which you can visit and see an imgenen de el Buda Sakyamuni. The tradition recommends to rotate around the building in the clockwise sense making good wishes, praying, etc. On the back is the tree of boddhi, place where Siddharta Gautama (Buddha) is illuminated. It is not the original tree, is one of the fourth generation of the original. The rest of the complex has marked special places where it mentions the activities carried out by the Buddha after his enlightenment. There are multiple stupas and altars. In part this will find a pond with the figure of the Buddha, as well as a special garden for meditating with complete peace of mind. On the West side you will find a sculpture in stone on a wall that describes the life of the Buddha. In place lay practitioners, children students of the area and tourists are large number of religious schools and Buddhist tendencies, as well as practitioners. Inside the temple is quite more clean that you out of this, is safe and you can devote time to meditation and prayer. Normally you will find many people at first them morning hours until 9 am and in the afternoon, after 4. Dle midday heat hot floor, and in general there isn't much place where met.
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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