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Ancient, but much rebuilt and restored, Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. Wikipedia

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    Religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. Famous as it is the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have attained Enlightenment under what became known as the Bodhi Tree. Wikipedia

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    Large and ancient sacred fig tree (Ficus religiosa ) located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India. Said to have attained enlightenment or Bodhi circa 500 BCE under it. Wikipedia

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    On 7 July 2013 a series of ten bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bodh Gaya, India. Five people, including two Buddhist monks, were injured by the blasts. Wikipedia

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    Ancient stone slab located under the Bodhi tree, directly beside the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya. Thought to have been placed at Bodhgayā by emperor Ashoka of the Maurya Empire between 250-233 BCE, at the spot where the Buddha gained enlightenment about 200 years before. Wikipedia

  • History of Buddhism in India

    Ancient Indian religion, which arose in and around the ancient Kingdom of Magadha , and is based on the teachings of the Gautama Buddha who was deemed a "Buddha" ("Awakened One" ). Buddhism spread outside of Magadha starting in the Buddha's lifetime. Wikipedia

  • Nalanda

    Ancient Mahavihara, a revered Buddhist monastery which also served as a renowned centre of learning, in the ancient kingdom of Magadha (modern-day Bihar) in India. The university of Nalanda obtained significant fame, prestige and relevance during ancient times, and rose to legendary status due to its contribution to the emergence of India as a great power around the fourth century. Wikipedia

  • Village located slightly east of Bodh Gaya in the state of Bihar, India. Said to have attained enlightenment. Wikipedia

  • Great Buddha (Bodh Gaya)

    One of the popular stops on the Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist routes in Bodh Gaya, Bihar . 19.5 m high representing the Buddha seated in a meditation pose, or dhyana mudra, on a lotus in the open air. Wikipedia

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    Epigraphic record documenting the construction of a temple by the Sri Lankan monk Mahānāman at Bodh Gaya in the late sixth century. Located south of Patna in Bihar, India. Wikipedia

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  • Urban park located on Frazer Road near Patna Junction in Patna, India. This park has been designed by Vikram Lall and developed by the Bihar Government to commemorate the 2554th birth anniversary of the Buddha. Wikipedia

  • Sujata Stupa

    Buddhist stupa located in the village of Senanigrama slightly east of Bodh Gaya in the state of Bihar, India. Said to have attained enlightenment. Wikipedia

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    Atamasthana (අටමස්ථානය) or Eight sacred places are a series of locations in Sri Lanka where the Buddha had visited during his three visits to the country. The sacred places are known as Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Dagaba, Jetavanarama, Mirisaveti Stupa and Lankarama. Wikipedia

  • Bairat Temple

    Freestanding Buddhist temple, a Chaityagriha, located about a mile southwest of the city Bairat, Rajasthan, India, on a hill locally called "Bijak-ki-Pahari" . Of a circular type, formed of a central stupa surrounded by a circular colonnade and an enclosing wall. Wikipedia

  • Vihara Buddhagaya Watugong

    Buddhist temple located in Semarang, Indonesia. In Pudakpayung, Banyumanik in front of the Kodam IV/Diponegoro military base. Wikipedia

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    Hindu or Buddhist temple in Indonesia, mostly built during the Zaman Hindu-Buddha or "Hindu-Buddhist period" between circa the 4th and 15th centuries. Ancient stone building used for worship, or for storing the ashes of cremated Hindu or Buddhist kings and priests. Wikipedia

  • Buddhist pilgrimage sites

    The most important places in Buddhism are located in the Gangetic plains of Northern India and Southern Nepal, in the area between New Delhi and Rajgir. Area where Gautama Buddha lived and taught, and the main churches connected to his life are now important places of pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus. Wikipedia

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  • Ancient Indian architecture

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  • Parinirvana Stupa

    Buddhist temple in Kushinagar, India which is said to be the death place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Alexander Cunningham gains the most attention for his work in the area, because he conclusively proved that Gautama Buddha had died in the area. Wikipedia

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    Religious architectural practice concerned with the design and construction of places of worship or sacred or intentional space, such as churches, mosques, stupas, synagogues, and temples. Many cultures devoted considerable resources to their sacred architecture and places of worship. Wikipedia

  • Rajgir

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  • Perambalur Buddhas

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  • Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini

    Ancient Buddhist temple situated at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini, Nepal. Main temple at Lumbini, a site traditionally considered the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. Wikipedia

  • Magadha

    Ancient Indian kingdom in southern Bihar, and was counted as one of the sixteen Mahajanapadas of ancient India. Important role in the development of Jainism and Buddhism, and two of India's greatest empires, the Maurya Empire and Gupta Empire, originated in Magadha. Wikipedia

  • Gautama Buddha

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  • Buddhist art

    Artistic practices that are influenced by Buddhism. It includes art media which depict Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and other entities; notable Buddhist figures, both historical and mythical; narrative scenes from the lives of all of these; mandalas and other graphic aids to practice; as well as physical objects associated with Buddhist practice, such as vajras, bells, stupas and Buddhist temple architecture. Wikipedia


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