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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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  • This is a wonderful place and I'm glad it exists and is so accessible for all. At the same time, accessibility means that some people will come who don't have a good sense of what it's for or about an...  more »
  • Overwhelming masses of pilgrims converge the site of Buddhas enlightenment. Try to go early so you can experience the site without the big crowds. Cell phones are not allowed inside so bring a camera ...  more »
  • The restored temple is very well maintained, and the security is tight, though people manage to sneak in with cellphones. The ambience, especially for those fascinated by Buddhism, is unforgettable, w...  more »
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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