Enlightenment of Buddha - Maha Bodhi Vihar – Buddhism in Bodhgaya - Maha Bodhi Temple

Bodhgaya is one of the four holiest places for the Buddhist located in Bihar, India. This is the place where Lord Buddha got enlightenment under a tree called as Bodhi Tree. The most auspicious day of the year is Buddha Purnima (Buddha Jayanti). This is day of Gautama Buddha's birth.

Bihar is one most popular Buddhist pilgrimage center. You can see here a tree under which Gautama Buddha mediated and finally attained Nirvana. There are numerous monasteries made by Burmese, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Thai devotees.

Maha Bodhi temple situated in Bodhgaya is an architectural splendor of varied cultures. Mahabodhi Vihar, a Buddhist Mahabodhi Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bodh Gaya is 254 km away from Varanasi, 70 km from Rajgir, 143 km Vaishali, 292 from Vikramshila, and and 123 from Patna, capital city of the state.

Holy Festivals of Bodh Gaya: Buddha Jayanti, Sangha Day, Dhamma Day, Observance Day, Ancestor Day, Asalha Puja and Pavarana Day.

Major Buddhist Attractions: Bodhi Tree, The Maha Bodhi Temple, Lotus Tank, Shaivite Monastery, Bodh Gaya Museum, Gaya and Barabar cave.

Air: Nearest airport is Gaya Airport, also known as Bodhgaya Airport. It is just 5 km far from Bodhgaya.

Rail: Gaya railway station.

Road: Gaya and Bodh Gaya.

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