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Mahabodhi Temple

The sacred Bodhi tree - the shades under which the Siddhartha Gautama meditated and attained Enlightenment on the full Moon day of Vaisakh Purnima (May month). This peepal tree’s botanical name is Ficus Religiosa. It was under this tree that the Buddha spent the first week in meditation after attaining Enlightenment. The present tree is probably the fifth succession of the original tree which was earlier destroyed several times by man-made misery and natural calamities. one, at the age of 35 under this tree after sitting here for 49 days at this Holy place. After enlightenment, Lord Buddha spent the ‘1st Week’ continuously sitting under this tree. For the tourists, this place is the most important historical & religious spot in the temple complex. 2nd time in 7th Century AD, in 601 AD, King, Sashank Verman of Gaurh state, Central Bengal, India tried to harm this tree. In 620 AD, Magadh King Purna Verma restored this place. 3rd time in 1870 AD the tree was damaged due to a heavy storm and was saved again.

Nau-Lakha Temple(Temple of Thiland)

It was built in the year 1957 by the King of Thailand for strengthening the cultural contact between India and Thailand and to commemorate 2500 years old Buddhism. The temple is a classical example of Thai architecture. There is a huge statue of Buddha inside the temple. Also there are beautiful paintings depicted on the walls of the building. A Tonga ride just near this temple is an amazing experience for those who visit this place. Its looks like golden temple ,and looks more attractive temple, The temple reflects natural beauty also. The temple is a model example of rich architecture & culture of Thailand. Behind the temple, lodging facilities are available for tourists. Although all temple in Bodhgaya is more attractive but you will see this temple is really attract you to take one click of image.

Muchalind Tank

Mucalinda Sarovar, a lake situated to the south of the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar state in India. It is believed that Buddha, after attaining enlightenment came to this lake for meditation. During the meditation heavy rain and storm occurred and at that time the snake king of the lake protected Buddha from the disaster without affecting his meditation. Tourists visiting the Mahabodhi temple also visit this lake and feed fishes which are seen in plenty. This is a beautiful place with a lush green garden around with small meditation huts. In this place Lord Buddha spent the ‘6th Week’ after his enlightenment in sitting posture. The snake king named Muchalind living in this tank saved Lord Buddha during meditation from heavy storm & rain sent by the dark forces In the memory of this divine state, this place is now recognized as a (divided) Ashoka Pillar situated here.

Rajayatan

Lord Buddha spent the ‘7th & last Week’ after his enlightenment at this place. In this week he decided to work for mankind & he made two disciples here named ‘Tapassu & Bhallik’ businessmen of Utkal state passing by this place. After this 1st teaching to the world Buddha started traveling for Sarnath (Varanasi, U.P.) In ancient period, a Rajat or Silver Tree, a rare plant was situated here. 70 years back, a plant of the same species was brought from Burma & planted here in the memory of that week, which shows the mankind - the path of peace & non-violence.

Jai Shree Mahabodhi Mahavihar

important tourist spot built by the Mahabodhi Society of India in 2007. In this temple, the Ancient Relic Casket of ‘Sariputra’ & ‘Mahamalyayan’, main disciples of Lord Buddha is preserved. It was shifted from Mahabodhi Society of Kolkata Headquarter in 2007. This was first disclosed by Alexander Cunningham (1869 – 1870) in his archeological excavations in Sakchi (Varanasi U. P.

Temple of Burma

Built in 11th – 13th Century AD, this is the oldest temple in Buddha Monasteries. This temple reflects the ancient & rich architecture & culture of Burma (a land of 5000 temples). This is the only temple that is far from the temples of other countries. All the other temples are within the radius of 1 Km from the Mahabodhi Temple

Japani Temple

The temple houses many exquisite Japanese paintings narrating many special events form the life of Gautam Buddha. The temple was constructed in 1972 is one of the most well maintained and attended temples. Apart from this temple the Japanese Government and people have funded many projects for preservation and spread of Buddhism and Buddha’s preaching. it is built by Indosan Nipponji in 1973 & inaugurated by then President of India Mr. V. V. Giri on 31st December 1973, In this Complex there is a Library & Free Dispensary for tourists & others. This temple reflects Ancient & Rich Japanese Architecture & Culture.It is a very big temple and was built in the pattern of ancient wooden temples in Japan. The interior of the temple houses various paintings on the important events in the life of Buddha. There is a beautiful statue of Buddha inside this temple. Also there is a peace bell just outside the temple. The temple is involved with the education of poor kids learning in the school which is situated very near this devotional center.

Tibet Temple

This temple was built in 1991. The Tibetan monastery standing next to the Chinese Monastery is one of the biggest monasteries in Bodhgaya. The architectural style of this monastery is unique and is influenced by Tantrayana Buddhist arts and paintings. The temple reflects natural beauty also. The temple is a model example of rich architecture & culture of Thailand. Behind the temple, lodging facilities are available for tourists.

Bhutan Temple

This influx has not been limited only within the country and various governments have constructed their Monasteries and temples in the vicinity. The Royal Bhutan Monastery has been constructed by the King of Bhutan as a mark of respect to the Lord. The monastery is well maintained and is unique because of the singular fact that the interior walls of the monastery have peculiar clay carvings depicting various aspects of Buddhism. The monastery welcomes all visitors. This is a very attractive temple. There is a beautiful garden in this temple. This temple reflects rich Bhutanese architecture & culture.

Ashoka Pillar

One of the existing ‘Ashoka Pillars’ of Bihar, built with Sandstone, 15 feet in height. There are no inscriptions on this pillar.For this pillar there is a belief among the tourists that those who can hug this pillar completely will get all their expectations fulfilled of the life.Besides this, there are 5 other existing Ashoka Pillars in Bihar. One in Kolhua, Vaishali District (without inscription); two in Rampurva, West Champaran District ( one pillar with inscription); one in Louria Nandangarh, West Champaran District & one in Areraj, East Champaran District.

Sujata Place (Garh)

Gautam Buddha came & first stayed at this place while coming from Gaya Pragbodhi Mountain (Present Durgeshwari Place). Here he learnt & understood the importance of Middle Path in human life. After this incident he understood about the right place to get enlightenment. He knew the right place & got enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree.
In the memory of this great incident, a Stupa was built here in the ancient period, which is now known as Sujata Garh. In 1974, archeological excavation proved that this Stupa was developed in three different time periods, Near this place, a Temple Complex can also be seen. In this complex, an ancient tree & a unique statue of Lord Buddha is situated in a small temple which was developed in modern period.

China Temple

This temple is 200 year old and again it was rebuilt in 1997. In this temple there is a statue of Lord Buddha which was carried from China 200 years ago. This temple reflects ancient & rich Chinese architecture & culture. It is also possible to preview various detailed and vivid travel logs written by numerous Chinese scholars who had traveled all the way to India in search of spirituality and knowledge.







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