Bodhi Tree, Bodhgaya
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Bodhi Tree

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Bodhi Tree, one of the chief revered locations, is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The tree is believed to be the sapling of original Bodhi tree, which was taken away by King Ashoka's daughter to Sri Lanka.

There is a red sandstone slab under the tree, known as Vajrasana or the diamond throne. Located behind Mahabodhi Temple, the revered 115 years old tree stands 80 ft high.
 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Mallikarjuna babu uv

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  • Mallikarjuna babu uv
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 16 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  930 readers

"Very good place with awesome temple" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very huge temple of Buddha and the place of Bodhi Vruksha. There is a fence around the tree and you cannot touch it. Temple is awesome and surroundings are pleasant and crowded with Buddhist monks and their chanting. Cell/Shoe/Bag lockers are available for free.
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Bishwaksen Bandyopadhyay

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  • Bishwaksen Bandyopadhyay
  • 52 photos
  • 20 Reviews
  •  70 helpful votes
  •  12956 readers

"Historic Tree"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
According to legend, Buddha became a Buddha under this tree. Well, one of its ancestors. The current tree is apparently the 5th or 6th descendant of the original. It stands just behind the main temple. There is always some prayers or meditation session going underneath it. The actual tree is just a tree, its just the significance of the spot that makes it special.
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Rn K

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  • Rn K
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  93 readers

"Mahabodhi the seat of enlightenment"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Fantastic place to be, visit here to experience enlightenment. You may watch live show, the kinetic energy from thousands of people rotating clockwise around the Stupa is palpable and now the store holders have been moved away, it can shine it all it's newly gilded.
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Aaditya  Kumar

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  • Aaditya Kumar
  • Lives in Patna
  • 1 Review
  •  34 readers

"A place to begin your journey to paradise"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Very few places are there which symbolises the knowledge and what if that knowledge is the key to the Paradise "Truth & Peace". AmbiAnce of this place will let you feel the breezes of enlightenment blowing through Lord Buddha Tree (Bodhi Tree). Bodhi Temple is always ready to mesmerize you with it's charm. Though the place is always carrying its beauty but in the hue of Winter your visit becomes indelible. On December 8, Bodhi Day is celebrated by Buddhists which no one wants to miss. People chanting the prayer and rhythm of the prayer will fill you with the spirituality. Truly a place to begin to paradise, where would you like to begin from?
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Prashant Gaurav

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  • Prashant Gaurav
  • Lives in Patna
  • 1 Review
  •  38 readers

"Maha Bodhi Tree"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2015
If you are planning to visit Nalanda or Rajgarh you must go to Bodh Gaya. Amazing place I say, many things to see and feel. This is the place of Lord Buddha. You can sit there and enjoy the beauty and nature of the place. Believe me this place will really win your heart.
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Pankaj singh            

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  • Pankaj singh            
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  40 readers

"Traditional place with peaceful surroundings"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 12, 2015
It was a great experience to meditate under the Bodhi Tree. I have visited this place the day after the PM Modi visited and stayed in a very good hotel that was Hotel Galaxy International it has very good accommodation. The best part of this place is you will feel the energy during meditation near Bodhi Tree and will get a peaceful surrounding. A place where everyone must visit once for knowledge and peace.
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Yogesh Sharma

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  • Yogesh Sharma
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 81 photos
  • 45 Reviews
  •  92 helpful votes
  •  26640 readers

"Bodhi Tree - Tree of Awakening"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2015
The Maha Bodhi Tree ("Tree of Awakening") in Bodh Gaya is a direct descendant of the Peepal tree under which Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment. The tree is surrounded by a wall and can not be touched by the visitors. Its your devotion that brings you here.
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Shivam Kumar

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  • Shivam Kumar
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  265 readers

"Best moment of life"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 16, 2015
It was one of the best moment of my life to see Bodhi tree. There were a lot of travelers who came from across the world to see Bodhi tree and many other religious places. This attraction shows that how old and beautiful is the Bodhi tree.
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Raaz Rezler

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  • Raaz Rezler
  • 2 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  2065 readers

"A good historic and sightseeing place for everyone"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2014
This was my visit to Bodhgaya. I have ever heard the name of Bodhgaya many times but when I reached there I knew this is a good historic and sightseeing place for everyone. I have also heard about Bodhi Tree but when I see this I know what is a Bodhi Tree. I have gone there with full family. Specially we saw there Bodhi Tree.
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Donarun Das

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  • Donarun Das
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 208 Reviews
  •  1072 helpful votes
  •  262553 readers

"The tree of Enlightenment"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 5, 2014
Sitting with the hundreds of Buddhist monks around the tree of enlightenment, chanting prayer hymns, takes you to a time long back. It makes you feel relaxed just sitting on the marbled flooring under the shade of one of the oldest religious trees of the world.
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