Gaya is one of the most important places for Buddhist pilgrims, for it was at Bodh Gaya that Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained enlightenment while meditating under a bodhi tree. Considered the birthplace of Buddhism, the Mahabodhi Temple Complex includes a 51 – meter tall square pagoda, the holy Bodhi Tree, the Vajarasana or “diamond throne”, Animisa Chedi (Unblinking Shrine), Rajayatana,where the Buddha spent the seventh week after enlightenment, Mucalinda Lake, believed to be the lake where Lord Buddha spent his sixth week of meditation after enlightenment, the House of Sujata, who offered food to Lord Buddha before his enlightenment, and the Caves of Dungeshwari where the Buddha practised strenuous and austere meditation.
In addition, there are several modern temples around Bodh Gaya, built by the governments of Buddhist countries in their own styles. The Japanese, Tibetan, Myanmar and Lao Temples are especially worth visiting. Bodh Gaya was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. The city stretches along the coast of the Naranjai River. This city is an important city for both Buddhism and Hinduism. Because it is both the location of the place of birth, important events of Buddhism.
Where to go, see and visit:
- Mahabodhi Temple
The temple located on the western side of the Neran River of India. It is about 350 meters from the Vajradhara and symbol of the pagoda is a large rectangular body. The pagoda is about 51 meters height and base is around 121.29 meters surrounded by antiquities. Important sites such as Phra Sri Maha Pho. Phra Tha Wachira The Enlightenment Stamp and anemis pagoda, etc., in addition to ancient Buddhist.
- Sujata Stupa
Suchera Stupa, or Sukaka Kuti or Sukanagah is a Buddhist pagoda located in the village of Senanigrama, east of Bodh Gaya, to the east of Bhish, India. Located opposite the Phalgu River from Bodh Gaya, where the Lord Buddha said to have attained enlightenment about a 20 minute walk from Bodh Gaya to Sujata Stupa.