Mahabodhi Temple


The Mahabodhi Vihar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bodh Gaya. It is a Buddhist temple at the location where the Buddha is believed to have reached enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is in District Gaya in Bihar. It is about 60 miles from the state capital, Patna. The Bodhi Tree at this place is intimately associated with the life of Siddhartha Gautama, who became the Buddha or the enlightened one when meditating under it. This temple was constructed to the east of the tree, which is believed to be a direct descendant of the original Bodhi Tree.