Bodh Gaya - The holy center for Buddhist

This article is about Bodh Gaya in Bihar, Location of Bodh Gaya, How to reach Bodh Gaya, Birth Place of Gautama Buddha, Important Places in Bodh Gaya, Evolution of Buddhism, Maha Bodhi Temple, Mahabodhi Tree

Bodh Gaya and Location of Bodh Gaya
Bodhgaya, which is situated in Gaya district of Bihar, is one of the most sacred pilgrimage center in the world for Buddhist. This is also the most important sacred place or center for Buddhist in the world.
Location of Bodh Gaya:
- 13 km from Gaya, 450 km west of Calcutta, and 90 km south of Patna.
Here, the Bodhi Tree, under which 'Gautama' attained the nirvana(Enlightenment) and finally become ' Lord Buddha'.

Birth Place of Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha was born in the foothills of the Himalayas as a Sakya prince of Kapilvastu (now in Nepal).

Important Places in Bodh Gaya

Birth place of Gautam Buddha at Lumbini, Nepal; the site of first lecture of Gautam Buddha at Sarnath; and the place where Gautama Buddha left his body at Kushinagar are most important places in Bodhgaya. A temple of Gautama Buddha has built by Buddhist, here.

Evolution of Buddhism

In Bihar, Buddhism evolved/born as a religion. Gautama Buddha made may contributions to make Buddhism world wide religion. 'Vihara' is a word from which the state's name of 'Bihar' originated which means monasteries which abounded in Bihar.

The Maurya Emperor Ashoka (234-198 BC) took a great action towards the spread of the original religion after the several centuries of Buddha's passing away.

A person of devotion should visit Bodh Gaya and which would create an awareness for the nature of impermanence.One should visit Bodh Gaya at least once during one's lifetime.


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