Bihar is in the northeastern region of India, where Bodhgaya is the site of the Buddha's enlightenment and the most important of four main Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Known as Uruvela in the Buddha's time, the city of Bodhgaya is now a big town, only because this is major Buddhist pilgrim centre.
The two major sacred sites in Bodhgaya are the Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi Tree, both are in the same courtyard. Around which many other temples and monasteries of various Buddhist traditions (Japanese, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Thai, Chinese and others) have been built.
Every year, millions of Buddhist pilgrims, mainly from Asian countries, flock to Bodhgaya to be inspired, dissipate negative karma and earn merit by visiting the holy site where the Buddha became the Buddha. Throughout the day and night in the height of the pilgrimage season, monks in colorful robes can be seen meditating under the holy Bhdhi Tree, where the Buddha did, studying dharma texts, making offerings to the many statues and stupas on the site, and circumambulating (walking around) the sacred Mahabodhi Temple.
This photo I have taken during my visit to bodhgaya in 2007. I hope, you will like it.
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