Bodh Gaya in India, where the Buddha became enlightened, is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage place in the world. Here's how to visit it.

Where Buddha Became Enlightened: How to Visit Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya in India, where the Buddha became enlightened, is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage place in the world. Here's how to visit it.

Bodh Gaya Pilgrim , India. The Mahabodhi Temple (महाबोधि मंदिर) (Literally: "Great Awakening Temple"), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya (located in Gaya district) is located about 96 km (60 mi) from Patna, Bihar state, India.

Bodh Gaya Pilgrim , India. The Mahabodhi Temple (महाबोधि मंदिर) (Literally: "Great Awakening Temple"), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya (located in Gaya district) is located about 96 km (60 mi) from Patna, Bihar state, India.

Bodh Gaya, India- I loved it, a magical place, charming and full of life and spirituality- Lord Buddha attained Nirvana here

Bodh Gaya, India- I loved it, a magical place, charming and full of life and spirituality- Lord Buddha attained Nirvana here

Mahabodhi Temple in India is considered to be the most holy place for Buddhists. Its believed that Siddartha rested under the bodhi tree and gained enlightenment here.

Mahabodhi Temple in India is considered to be the most holy place for Buddhists. Its believed that Siddartha rested under the bodhi tree and gained enlightenment here.

Buddhha's footprints carved in stone and strewn with flowers. Bodh Gaya Monastery, Bihar State, India.

Buddhha's footprints carved in stone and strewn with flowers. Bodh Gaya Monastery, Bihar State, India.

Mahabodhi Temple:  The site of Shakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment is commemorated by the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya, Bihar State, India. Various dates, 5th century to present. Its present form is from a late-19th century British Archaeological Survey restoration.

Mahabodhi Temple: The site of Shakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment is commemorated by the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya, Bihar State, India. Various dates, 5th century to present. Its present form is from a late-19th century British Archaeological Survey restoration.

Buddha Purnima during Vaishakha month is celebrated as birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. Gautama Buddha whose birth name was Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.     The time of Gautama Buddha’s birth and death is uncertain. However, most historians date his lifetime between 563-483 B.C. Most people consider Lumbini, Nepal as birth place of Buddha. Buddha died at the age of 80 at Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh.     For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the…

Buddha Purnima during Vaishakha month is celebrated as birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. Gautama Buddha whose birth name was Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. The time of Gautama Buddha’s birth and death is uncertain. However, most historians date his lifetime between 563-483 B.C. Most people consider Lumbini, Nepal as birth place of Buddha. Buddha died at the age of 80 at Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the…

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, State of Bihar, Eastern India, India. Inscription in 2002. Criteria: (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, State of Bihar, Eastern India, India. Inscription in 2002. Criteria: (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)

Bodh Gaya, India  Site of the Buddha's enlightenment under a bodhi tree

Bodh Gaya, India Site of the Buddha's enlightenment under a bodhi tree

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