Great Buddha Statue

Great Buddha Statue

  • Bodhgaya
  • Bihar
  • India

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Great Buddha Statue, Bodhgaya Overview

Carved out beautifully using the sandstone blocks and red granite, the statue of Giant Buddha aka Great Buddha is a major tourist attraction in Bodhgaya. The statue represents Lord Buddha meditating in a seated position. It is nearly 64 feet tall and was built by 12,000 masons. The construction took seven years to complete. The Great Buddha Statue was inaugurated by the fourteenth H.H Dalai Lama in 1989.


Why Is It Famous?
1) Great Buddha Statue is the first ever and the tallest statue of Lord Buddha built in India.
2) The humongous structure is partly hollow and houses 20,000 Buddha idols made up of bronze.
3) This idol of Buddha is located in the peaceful and lush green surroundings. During Buddha Poornima, this entire monument is decorated beautifully.
4) The idols of the disciples of Buddha are also carved around the monument.


Best Time To Visit:-
The Giant Buddha is visited between a stipulated time period. People are allowed to carry the cameras for photography and no fee is charged for the same. Since it is a religious site, it is recommended that a visitor should not carry any item made up of leather inside.


Nearest Railway Station - Gaya Junction Railway Station
Nearest Airport - Gaya Airport

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