Serene and quiet this tiny little village, holiest among the Buddhist religious center is boddhgaya.
It was here that the quest of Prince Siddharth was fulfilled after years of quest for the ultimate
truth,the supreme enlightenment and he became 'THE BUDDHA', the enlightened one. Thus, in away ,
Buddhism was born under the Peepal Tree here. The Tree still appears to radiate an aura of abiding
serenity spiritual solitude and peace. It is believed that the original Bodhi tree sprang up on the day
of Buddha's birth. The Prince has been wandering in search of supreme peace for six years, but it was at
Bodhgaya where his mission was achieved . Lying in sylvan solitude this sacred place is situated on the
banks of Niranjana river (modern Falgu). It is 13 kms from Gaya.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Mahabodhi Society of India The Mahabodhi Society of India is the oldest Buddhist Society
at Bodh gaya. Read more
Internatonal Meditation Center The International Meditation Centre , Bodh gaya was
established on the 29th of January 1970 at Buddha gaya India . Read more
Dhannabodhi Vipassan Medition Center Dhannabodhi Vipassan Meditation Center , Bodh gaya.
THE BODHI TREE: The present Bodhi Tree is supposed to be the fifth in succession of the
original tree under which the Buddha has attained enlightenment.
MAHABODHINI TEMPLE: The Mahabodhini temple stands east of the Bodhi Tree. Its basement
is 48 squate feet and it rises in the form of a slender Pyramid till it reaches its neck which is
cylindrical in shap. The Total height of the temple is 170 feet and on the top of it are Chatras which
symbolize soverignity of religion. Inside the temple in the main sanctum, on a altar, is a colossal
image of the Buddha in a sitting posture touching the earth by his right hand. In this posture the
Buddha is believed to have accomplished the supreme enlightenment. The statue is in black stone but
guilded by the devotees. The entire courtyard of the temple is studded with a large number of varieties
of stupas-votive, decorative and memorative. These stupas are of all sizes built during the past 2500
years. Most of them are extremely elegant in structural beauty . Read
VAJRASANA: Vajrasana, the seat of stability. The Buddha is supposed to have sat in
meditation gazing east under the Bodhi tree where the Vajrasana, the stone platform, is kept.
THE ANCIENT RAILING: The ancient railing which surround the temples are of the first
century BC and are very interesting momuments.
CHANKARAMANA: This marks the sacred spot of the Buddha,s meditative perambulation
during this third week after the pious enlightenment. It is believed that where the Buddha put his feet
lotus had sprang up.
ANIMESHLOCHANA: It is believed that the Buddha spent one week here looking towards the
great Mahabodhini Tree out of gratitude without tinkling eyelids.
RATNAGAR: The Buddha is said to have spent one week here where, it is believed five
colours had sprang out of his body.
LOTUS TANK: The sacred tank where it is believed the Buddha had spent a week.
BARABAR CAVES: The Barabar and Nagarjuni hills are situated 34 kms north of... Read More
HOW TO REACH
AIR: Nearest Airport Patna ( 112 Kms) and Gaya International Airport
RAIL: Nearest railhead Gaya Station ( 16 kms)
ROAD: Bodhgaya is connected by road with Gaya , 16 Kms to the Delhi- Calcutta highway
junction (on Grand Trunk Road ) and Varanas.