The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The original temple was completed in the 7th century AD in the reign of the Gupta kings.To the west of the main temple is the famous Bodhi tree where Buddha meditated.
The temple complex has a number of attractions like the Ratanaghara, Vajrasana, the Rajayatna tree, Meditation Park, Muchalinda Sarovar etc which are worth visiting.
These are some photographs from the Mahabodhi Temple:
|The temple complex at dusk|
|Monks pray under the Bodhi tree|
|The Cloister walk within the temple|
|Preparing butter lamps|
|The butter lamp room within the temple|