Photos of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya

Worshippers at the Mahabodhi Temple

Bihar has some of the most important pilgrim sites not just for Hindus for also for Buddhists. One of the most popular Buddhist sites in the world is the Mahabodhi temple in the town of Bodh Gaya. This place marks where Lord Buddha got enlightenment. It is said that After Siddhartha Gautama left his palace; he wandered aimlessly till he came to Gaya. He decided to sit under the peepal tree (now known as the Bodhi tree) and mediate till he got the answers to the sufferings (dukkha) in the world. The original tree may not exist but an offspring of the original tree marks the exact spot where he sat. You can find people collecting leaves that fall of the tree and many sit there and meditate. In 250 B.C (200 years later) Emperor “Ashoka the Great” visited the spot and founded a temple and a monastery. The temple declined as Buddhism declined in India but Burmese and Sri Lankan rulers restored the complex. The place is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are some of the pictures of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya. You can get there by train, coaches or road from Patna, the capital of Bihar and from the Indian capital. You can read more about Buddhism in my book.

Mahabodhi Temple
Mahabodhi Temple
Inside of Mahabodhi Temple
Inside of Mahabodhi Temple
The Bodhi Tree
The Bodhi Tree
Worshippers at the Mahabodhi Temple
Worshippers at the Mahabodhi Temple
mahabodhi temple
The Mahabodhi Temple
Pilgrims meditating at the Mahabodhi Temple
Pilgrims meditating at the Mahabodhi Temple
The beautiful Mahabodhi Temple
The beautiful Mahabodhi Temple

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13 thoughts on “Photos of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya

  1. Hi Shalu Sharma,

    Great information indeed!
    This is really great information for Indian, I really feel happy to know about this temple.

    Thanks Shalu for sharing such amazing picture and great information about this Temple in Bodh Gaya.

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  2. Wow. You don’t know how much i would like to go to Mahabodhi Temple. I knew this place because it was thought in school, I wanted to feel enlightened just like Sidharta Gautama.

  3. By sharing the wonderful pictures of the Mahabodhi temple, you have shown the world the beauty of the well known place. People look for a serene and calm place can visit this temple in Bodh Gaya. Thank you for it.

  4. Hello Shalu Sharma,

    India has lots of tourist spot to know its culture, heritage. I think Mahabodhi temple is one of them. Most tourist will not aware of this temple. Your article & image will certainly attract the visitors.

    I love to visit it once en my life time. Have a great weekend 🙂
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  5. Very good information and pictures of the temple. It is built in Shikhra style of Architecture which was which was common in temples of Chamba like Lord Shiva temple and Lord Narsimha temple at Bharmour in Himachal Pradesh

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