: The place where Lord Sakyamuni (Gautam Buddha) entered into meditation after being moved by the sufferings of mankind
: Buddhist Pilgrimage Center
25 centuries before, a light was kindled here when Prince Sidhartha attained supreme enlightenment renouncing a kingdom and the luxuries of royal existence. in 531 B.C. It was here that Sakya prince first saw "light" under the Bodhi tree. The prince became "Buddha", the enlightened one.
The tree that stands today is said to have grown from the original Bodhi Tree. Bodh Gaya is the greatest pilgrim centre for Buddhists of the world. Numbers of Monasteries constructed by Burmese, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Bhutanese in their local architectural styles provide great attraction to tourists.
Bodhi Temples is located 12 Kms from Gaya Railway Station, and significant junction on Grand Chord line of Eastern Railways. With the adjacent Airport at Patna the holy place is approx. 106 Kms by Road from Patna, the capital of Bihar.