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Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Bodhgaya is a place of Pilgrimage which every peregrine goes to spend some time in the Mahabodhi temple,a really beautiful place build in homenage to Siddharta Gautam who achieve enlightenment under t...  read more »
  • The temple premises and surrounding area are quite large, however, the temple is a tad small for the amount of people that visit. Very peaceful even amongst so much crowd. Beautiful place and nicely m...  read more »
  • temple area is beautiful..especially the bodhi tree and is a must visit for any Buddhist and tourist feel close to pace and soul is calmed down..recommended on not hot days as feet...  read more »
  • hamadama bodhagayave mahabodilaga enna hithenava
  • the place became known as Bodh Gaya, the day of enlightenment as Buddha Purnima, and the tree as the Bodhi Tree....every year i go there.
  • Unimaginable and unforgettable serenity. Must visit place for every human being at least once in a lifetime. Just visit at 5am and sit below the Bodhi Tree.
  • I went to Mahabodhi temple on 2 April. It was really peaceful there. I was amazed to see the temple. Must visit place. Feel like going there again
  • I loved this place very much when i visited in 2003 with my family ..i had injured myself while moving fast in marble floor in temple area...
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