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). To visit Mahabodhi Temple on your trip to Bodh Gaya, use our Bodh Gaya trip maker site .
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  • This is right place to meditate, recite mantra, and to follow the path of Buddhahood, and to attain altruistic mind until enlightenment.  more »
  • Let's meditate in the Meditation pace beside the temple, and you might have the chance that a squirrel come on your leg ;)  more »
  • A must visit temple for people visiting Gaya. Built by King Ashok and maintained by many others it is a place where people come for many things. Organised tours are also available. Mobile phones are.....  more »
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  • One of the most important place in India and most important place for Buddhist to visit. This is the place where Buddha enlightened and this the place where Buddhism was spread.so must visit place for all Buddhist all around the world. So peaceful and so calm . You can find compassion and kind in this place and so beautiful.
  • The city of salvation is also a place where you can spend some quality in the lap of numerous Buddha temples or you can say monastery. This is a place which no book has been able to cover all the locations that you can or should visit. Located at the far end of a lane you will never realize what you missed if you did not keep looking. Awesome to visit and mesmerizing!! The calmness sets you at peace !!
  • Very nice temple dedicated to lord Buddha. Also I suggest you to please take guide with you to get explanation about the Buddha spiritual attainment by doing seven kriyas at seven different places. Also its history is very important.
  • It is a place where you can have the peace of mind. The rhythm of chanting will lead you to an another state of mind. The whole environment of the temple is just fabulous. Devotees are paying their homage in different ways. So many charitable trust are offering their services towards humanity. The Banyan tree is a must see thing through which anyone can connect to Lord Buddha. Overall, if anyone is having a little bit of faith on God, should visit this place.
  • Very peaceful and clean. Arrangement can be better but still it's good. If you are carrying mobile then better to submit at the locker and that is free of cost.
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