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The Sacred Mahabodhi Temple of Bodh Gaya in Bihar, India

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ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः

ॐ श्री दुर्गायै नमः 

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Bodh Gaya is a religious place of the Buddhists. It is a place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple in Gaya district of Bihar in India.It is famous for being the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment. The name Bodh Gaya, did not come into use until the 18th century CE.

Historically, it was known as Uruvela, Sambodhi, Vajrasana or Mahabodhi. The main monastery of Bodh Gaya used to be called the Bodhimanda-vihāra. Now it is called the Mahabodhi Temple.

For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important and most sacred of the main four pilgrim places associated with the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath. 

In 2002, Mahabodhi Temple, located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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