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Bodh Gaya is a small town located in the Gaya District of the Indian state of Bihar. It is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites as it is the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. This holy city is situated on the banks of......Read more on Bodhgaya


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Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya
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  • Type: Temple
Mahabodhi Temple is one of the highlights of the religious township of Bodh Gaya. The shrine is constructed around the original Bodhi Tree in the 7th century AD. The ancient temple was destroyed during the Muslim invasion in 11th century. The current structure restored in 1880 has been renovated... Read More »
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Bodhi Tree, Bodhgaya
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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... Read More »
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Great Buddha Statue, Bodhgaya
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Great Buddha Statue, standing at an elevation of 80 ft, is one of the religious and spiritual monuments associated with Lord Buddha Bodh Gaya. One among the tallest Buddha statues in the country, the structure was instated in 1989 by the XIV Dalai Lama. This structure displays meditating... Read More »
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Chinese Temple, Bodhgaya
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Chinese Temple, one of the revered places in the region, was constructed by Buddhist monks. Positioned in proximity to the Bodhi Temple complex, the temple is beautifully decorated with Chinese designs. Revealing Chinese artwork, there is a statue of Lord Buddha instated within the... Read More »
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Ajapala Nigrodha tree, Bodhgaya
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Ajapala Nigrodha Tree is one of objects purified during the meditation and enlightenment of Lord Buddha. It is believed to be planted by a shepherd boy for the protection of the Lord, who spent his fifth week of meditation under this tree. The tree lies in the Mahabodhi Temple complex... Read More »
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