The Bodhi tree and the Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya
Literally meaning the ‘Great Awakening Temple’, the Mahabodhi Temple located at Bodh Gaya in the district of Gaya in Bihar, India, is considered to be one of the four sacred spots closely associated with the life of Gautama Buddha, especially his attainment of Enlightenment.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first temple here was constructed by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE while the present temple dates back to the 5th or 6th century.
The architecture of this temple follows the Dravidian style and it is also one of the few representations of the architectural marvel of the Indian people in brick temple structure.
Featured in the video is the holy Bodhi tree (peepal tree), the tree under which Buddha attained Enlightenment and the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodh Gaya.
How to reach:-
Nearest Railway station: Gaya Railway Station, via National Highway 83, around
Nearest Airport: Gaya International Airport, via Gaya - Dobhi Rd, around 11 km