Address: 13 kms from Gaya and 113 kms from Patna city. City: Gaya State: Bihar Location: East India Year of Construction: 3 BC Constructed By: Ashoka Type of Construction: Ancient Type of Building: Temple Religion: Buddhism Importance: It is here that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree around 2540 years ago Accomodation: Accomodations are available at hotels and lodges in Gaya. Accesibility: Gaya is well connected by air,rail and road with other major cities. Nearby Cities: Patna This is where Prince Gautama attained enlightenment under the sacred Asvatta tree (Bodhi tree) and became known as Lord Budha. This is one of the four most sacred pilgrimage places for the Buddhists. The other three important places are his place of birth at Lumbini, Nepal the site of his first lecture at Sarnath, near Varanasi and the place where he left his body at Kushinagar, near Gorakhpur. Buddhists from all over the world have built temples here in Bodh Gaya. The Dalai Lama often spends time here. Tibetan pilgrims come here for the winter from Dharamshala. Bodh Gaya is located about 13 km from Gaya, 450 km west of Calcutta, and 90 km south of Patna. Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya Bodh Gaya is a place which should be visited or seen by a person of devotion and which would cause awareness of the nature of impermanence. About Bodhgaya Temple in Gaya Bihar : The history of the Mahabodhi stupa (Bodhgaya Temple) goes back 2,500 years. Here is recorded the rise, fall and resurrection of Buddhism in India. The unique construction of the Mahabodhi complex by the Great King Ashoka speaks volumes not just about he spirituality and faith of the person in restoring the lost glory of Buddhism back on the pedestal but the architectural science of that times which only used hand tools.The engraved Life stories of the Buddha in the stone the fineness with which they have been carved in the walls of the stone the huge statue of the Buddha is all worth praising and memorable and depicts the knowledge and intelligence of those times.
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