Bodhi Tree, Bodhgaya

Bodhi Tree

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About Bodhi Tree (Religious Place)

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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.

What travellers are saying about Bodhi Tree

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  • Good 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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3 Video Reviews for Bodhi Tree


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  • Mohan
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Overall Rating
  • 210

Chhotu kumar

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  • Chhotu kumar
  • Posted 1 month ago
Overall Rating
  • 228

Utkarsh Kumar

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  • Utkarsh Kumar
  • Posted 1 month ago
Overall Rating
  • 218

12 traveller reviews for Bodhi Tree

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Prof p v  L

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  • Prof p v L
  • Lives in Udaipur
  • 4 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  230 helpful votes
  •  1440 readers

"A soulful trip feels extremely spiritual"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2016
It is all up to you how much you of the visit out get out of your visit, a personal experience.

People coming there are extremely spiritual, polite and welcoming. A lady for instance, showed me the way of prostrating and praying and explained the significance. They are always willing to share. Be careful of the gold foils that some devotees bring to rub onto the tree's boundary as it is likely to stick on to your clothes or objects and not easy to take off.

Also, please go with time on hand (duration your choice) so that you can experience blissful meditation under the Bodhi Tree. Sometimes you may get distracted with the loud portable microphones that some groups from Buddhist countries use. Have patience, you will have a unique experience.

Make sure you take a guide with you. He will show you all the seven spots The Bodhi Tree, the view point from where he gazed at the enlightenment spot, the Footprints etc, in each of which Buddha was supposed to have spent 7 days each, the bells made of different metals, the serene spots and so on. He will also tell you about the history of the Bodhi tree.
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Sai Bharath

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  • Sai Bharath
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  591 readers

"Come close to yourself"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2016
This is the place to meditate.
All you have to do :
Step 1: Relax.
Step 2: Close your eyes.
Step 3: Experience eternal bliss and get to know yourself and the world better!
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Venkat Uppaluri

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  • Venkat Uppaluri
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  8059 readers

"Very good place with awesome temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
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
  • 55 photos
  • 25 Reviews
  •  71 helpful votes
  •  30267 readers

"Historic Tree"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2015
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 Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  317 readers

"Mahabodhi the seat of enlightenment"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2015
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
  •  235 readers

"A place to begin your journey to paradise"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 13, 2015
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
  •  239 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
  •  255 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
  • 87 photos
  • 49 Reviews
  •  112 helpful votes
  •  34328 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 Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  481 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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