1. Mahabodhi Temple

The Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya lies 115 km south of the state capital of Bihar, Patna and 16 km from the district headquarters at Gaya, in Eastern India. It is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment. The property encompasses the greatest remains of the 5th-6th century A.D in the Indian sub-continent belonging to this period of antiquity. The property has a total area of 4.8600 ha.The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is the first temple built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th–6th centuries. It is one of the earliest Buddhist temples built entirely in brick, still standing, from the late Gupta period and it is considered to have had significant influence in the development of brick architecture over the centuries.


2. Sujata Stupa

The huge Sujata Kuti stupa, across the Falgu River from Bodhgaya, was built to commemorate the residence of Sujata, the cow-herder who fed the starving Buddha rice pudding, thus ending his seven years of asceticism and spurring him to follow the Middle Way. The ancient brick stupa was originally covered with lime plaster and painted white. It’s a 20-minute walk from Bodhgaya.A further 10-minute walk away is Sujata Mandir, the actual site of the banyan tree where Sujata is believed to have fed the Buddha.


3. Big Buddha (Eighty Feet Statue)

The Giant Buddha statue is one of the many stops in the Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist routes in Bodhgaya, Bihar (India). The statue is 19.507 m (64.00 ft)[1] high in meditation pose or dhyana mudra seated on a lotus in open air.[2] It took seven years to complete with the help of 12,000 masons. It is a mix of sandstone blocks and red granite.[3] It is possibly the largest built in India and was consecrated on 18 November 1989 by the’s 14th Dalai Lama.[4] The foundation stone for the statue was placed in 1982.[4]


4. Niranjana River

As per records, Niranjana river originates from Simaria block in Chatra in Jharkhand, moving forward to Dobi in Bihar via Hunterganj (Jharkhand). It keeps on moving and comes to Bodh Gaya where lord Budha had attained ultimate knowledge. From there it moves Suryapura village where Mohna River converges with it and combined river moves forward toward Gaya as Falgu River.

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