The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment. The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries. It is one of the earliest Buddhist temples built entirely in brick, still standing in India, from the late Gupta period.
It is the place where Lord Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree. Here Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha,the Enlightened One.
An Amazing place to Relax Observe and take in the Ambience of the place and the people A very beautiful place to absorb oneself in meditation practice.
A place where Lord Buddha left his mark over 2500 years ago whilst travelling on his quest for enlightenment
The Mahabodhi Temple is becoming one of the most important and popular pilgrimage spots in the whole of the India and the World.
As International Buddhist flock from all around the world it is taking on more and more significance in these current times as great place to visit and receive the blessings of Lord Buddha
The Tree from the original sapling still rests here in the temple premises. The temple is an architectural amalgamation of many centuries, cultures and heritages. While its architecture has a distinct stamp of the Gupta era, it has later ages inscriptions describing visits of pilgrims from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and China between 7th and 10th century AD. It is perhaps still the same temple Hieuen Tsang visited in 7th century.
The whole of Gaya is steeped in an ancient history that has been covered over since the 12th century. Luckly it has been recorded by Chineese pilgrims in the 5th and 7th Century who give an Incredible account of what it was like here in Bodhgaya and the surrounding area.