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Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi Temple

Location:             Bodhgaya, Bihar

Timing                  All days of the week

                             Open          Close

                             5:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                             4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Built in:                3rd century

Dedicated to:    Lord Buddha

Attraction:          Listed as World Heritage Site

Significance:      Site of Enlightenment

Destination  from   

Bihar :                    66.7 km

Delhi :                     1,070.9 km

Bihar has a rich history of panoramic culture, colorful tradition and diverse religious beliefs. Some of the greatest kings and dynasties in India ruled over the gargantuan empire of Magadh - Ashoka the Great, Changragupta Maurya, Vikramaditya, to name a few. But it is Bodhgaya, one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage centers in the world that has put Bihar on the world map.

My trip to Bodhgaya  was an enriching experience; mentally and spiritually. Bodhgaya is the place where Gautam Buddha, the spiritual leader of the Buddhism, is said to have attained supreme knowledge meditating under an obscure banyan tree (now one of the world’s most known and worshipped tree). Not wasting any tme, I made haste to some of the iconic places in Bodhgaya.

 Mahabodhi Temple

The Mahabodhi Temple is as much an architectural marvel as it is a sacrosanct place of pilgrimage. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and I could see why. The place exudes waves of spiritual energy. I was dumbfounded. Never had I thought that a non-believer like me could be an awe of the Temple and feel the celestial energy flow like an unobstructed river. Built by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka, the Temple also has a diamond throne shrine with a canopy supported by four pillars over a stone representation of the Vajrasana, the Seat of Enlightenment. The Temple is home to a leviathan black statue of Lord Buddha, sitting cross-legged and his right hand touching the earth. The Temple is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Bodhi Tree

Bodhi Tree is actually a fig tree,The place where Lord Buddha is said to have meditated and gained  supreme knowledge. The legend states that for seven days after  enlightenment, Lord Buddha continued to meditate under the now sacred Bodhi Tree without so much as shifting from his posture. During the second week, Lord Buddha practiced walking meditation. To commemorate this, a jewel walk, Chankramanar, was built as a low platform adorned with 19 lotuses which are parallel to the Maha Bodhi Temple.

Several countries with a Buddhist population like Japan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Korea, and Nepal have erected their own respective monasteries and temples in Bodhgaya.

How to reach

The temple is 10 kms from Gaya.

Air :  Nearest Airport is at Patna 100kms away and then take a train or bus to Gaya or a bus or taxi directly to Bodh Gaya. Indian Airlines connect Patna to Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, Ranchi and Lucknow.

Rail :  Nearest railhead is Gaya, 12km from Bodhgaya. From Gaya local transport is available to BodhGaya.

Road : Bodh Gaya is well connected by road to Gaya (12kms), Patna 178kms via Rajgir & Nalanda and Varanasi (245kms).

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