The quest of Prince Siddharth

Bodhgaya is the place where the quest of Prince Siddharth was fulfilled after years of seeking the truth. This is the place where the saga of Buddha began. He attained the supreme enlightenment and became 'The Buddha, the enlightened one. .

Thus Buddhism was born here under the Peepal Tree. The Prince had been wandering in search of supreme peace for long six years hither and thither. But it was at Bodhgaya only where his holy mission was achieved. Bodhgaya has naturally developed into the most sacred spot for Buddhists from all over the world, especially the affluent South East Asia. Lying in sylvan solitude, this sacred place is situated on the bank of river Niranjana (Modern Falgu). It is 13 km. from Gaya town. Apart from a Budhist pilgrimage destination, Gaya is also an important Centre of Hindu Pilgrimage where people go to pray for the salvation of their ancestors

Attractions in Bodhgaya, around and from Bodhgaya

  • Bodhi Tree The present Bodhi Tree is probably the fifth succession of the original tree under which the Buddha had attained enlightenment. Vajrasana, the seat of stability, is a stone platform on which the Buddh

  • Mahabodhi Temple The Mahabodhi Temple stands east to the Bodhi Tree with superb architectural effect. Its basement is 48 square feet and it rises in the form of a slender Pyramid, till it reaches its neck, which is cy