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The Current Bodh Gaya definitely shows us the Limelight of Development .Being one of the Favourable Tourist Destination in East India, Bodh Gaya has adequate luxurious Hotels and easily linking to other parts of India and World via dedicated International Airport at Gaya. Also it is easily accessible via Bus and rail routes. Bodh Gaya has now numerous temples built and operated by different countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Japan, Myanmmar etc. showing us diversified seens but for the unified vision of Buddhism. The main attraction of Bodh gaya is Mahabodhi temple. The famous Mahabodhi Temple has been restored and rebuilt over the centuries. Set among verdant lawns this giant pyramidal sandstone structure goes to a height of 54meters and is visible for miles around. The walls are carved with various aspects of Buddhism. The sandum sandorum has a colossal golden Buddha. A chamber at the top houses a figure of Mayadevi, the Buddha's mother. An ancient stone railing surrounds the temple on three sides. The railing dates to 100BC and is the oldest of the excavated evidence in Bodhgaya. The temple is said to stand at the site of the original 3rd century BC temple built by the Maurayan Emperor, Ashoka. The temple was rebuilt in the 7th century AD by the Pala Kings of Bengal.Hiuen Tsang,the Chinese scholar, pilgrim, refers to having seen it destroyed by the Muslim invaders in the 12th century, the temple was restored by the Burmese kings in the 14th century, flooded and buried under silt till the 9th century. The Mahabodhi Temple has now been declared as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO. Apart from this there is very Famous 80 feet long Statue of Buddha showing its glory in all direction and Vulture Peak at Rajgir, (elevation 2354 ft., 718 meters), where the Buddha often meditated. The stair climb up is roughly equivalent to 1500 steps.The best time to go Bodh gaya is From December to March where temperature will be adequate to roam around. Siddhartha then made his way to a place near Bodh Gaya in India, where he found a suitable site for meditation. There he remained, emphasizing a meditation called “space-like concentration on the Dharmakaya” in which he focused single-pointedly on the ultimate nature of all phenomena. After training in this meditation for six years he realized that he was very close to attaining full enlightenment, and so he walked to Bodh Gaya where, on the full moon day of the fourth month of the lunar calendar, he seated himself beneath the Bodhi Tree in the meditation posture and vowed not to rise from meditation until he had attained perfect enlightenment. With this determination he entered the space-like concentration on the Dharmakaya.





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