Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya is a village in the northeast Indian state of Bihar. Considered one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, it's dominated by the ancient brick Mahabodhi Temple Complex, built to mark the site where the Buddha attained enlightenment beneath a sacred Bodhi Tree. A direct descendant of the tree sits within the complex today, along with six other sacred sites, including a lotus pond. In town, other Buddhist worship sites include the ornate Thai Temple and the Royal Bhutan Temple, with their colorful interior murals. Nearby, a path leads to the Great Buddha Statue, a colossal sculpture set amid landscaped gardens. Smaller Buddha statues, plus stone and bronze relics, are displayed at the Archaeological Museum. On the other side of the Falgu River, the SujataStupa is said to be where a local farmer offered food to the fasting Buddha during meditation. In the hills to the northeast, the Dungeshwari Cave contains two Buddha shrines honoring the site where Buddha is believed to have spent years meditating.
Mahabodhi Temple

Mahabodhi Temple is an ancient and restored, Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya. It is the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Great Budha

The Giant Buddha statue is one of the many stops in the Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist routes in Bodhgaya, Bihar. The statue is 19.507 m high in meditation pose or dhyana mudra seated on a lotus in open air.
Bodhi Tree

The Bodhi Tree is also known as Bo and peepal tree was a large and very old sacred fig tree located in Bodh Gaya, under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher who later became known as the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment. 
Royal Bhutan Monastery

Royal Bhutan Monastery is one of the several monasteries in the Buddhist town of Bodh Gaya. The monastery featuring depictions of the life of Lord Buddha attracts millions of Buddhism followers from across the world. 
Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple

Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple reflects Japanese architecture is carved with Buddhist preachings. It is located at a distance of 15 km from the city center, the temple is beautifully carved out of wood.
Thai Monastery

Thai Monastery or Buddhist Temple at Bodh Gaya was built in 1956 by Thailand Monarch and is a unique and the only Thai Temple in India. 
Ajapala Nigrodha Tree

Ajapala Nigrodha Tree is one of the objects purified during the meditation and enlightenment of Lord Buddha. It is believed to be planted by a shepherd boy for the protection of the Lord, who spent his fifth week of meditation under this tree.
Muchalinda Lake

Muchalinda Lake is one of the premier sightseeing locations in Bodh Gaya, is also associated with mythological tales. 
Daijokyo Buddist Temple

The place of Buddha's enlightenment is one of the holy places in Buddhism where Buddhist countries around the world have their own temples. 
Best Time To Visit Bodh Gaya

A popular time to visit Bodh Gaya is from October to March when the weather is warm and relatively dry. March to May is very hot and humid, and the monsoon season brings heavy rainfall. Winters from November to February are mild. Thousands of devotees make the pilgrimage to the Mahabodhi Temple Complex to honor Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death during Buddha Purnima, also known as Buddha Jayanti or Buddha's Birthday.

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