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Station Road, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, 823002, India
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Important Buddhist History
Holding extreme religious importance to the Buddhists, Bodhgaya lies13 km south of Gaya, beside the river Phalgu. It was here, that the Lord Buddha sat under the Banyan tree and attained enlightenment, and a descendant of that original tree still flourishes there today. Bodhgaya is small and quiet town, which is the most important of all the Buddhist sites in the world.
if you r after buddhism,or even not, you can t miss this place one of the most important holy site for buddhists.You maybe got the feeling of being in a kind of theme park,with very few houses and many different monasteries and temples from different cultures and styles.
Namgyal (Tibetan) Monastery
If you never get the chance to go to Tibet then this monastery and temple allows you to sample what the country has to offer with its beautiful colourful wall paintings and large prayer wheels (Dharma Chakra or Wheel of law). It is believed that an aspirant will be freed of sin if he or she spins the wheel three times in succession from left to right. The wheel is a 10m (33 ft) high metal drum painted gold and red. The abbot Ven. Ngawang Samten built Gandhen Phelgyeling Bodhgaya Monastery on the 3rd of February, 1938. He built this monastery with the intention of giving his most sincere service to the progress of the Buddha Dharma. He sought help from the government of Tibet and worked hard for many years gathering offerings and material supplies from India and the Kham province in eastern Tibet. He built the monastery, providing it with all the sacred images and holy texts. The primary image of Lord Maitreya stands 13 feet tall. Along with this there are three complete sets of Buddha’s discourses and one set of treatises composed by Indian scholars. More photos can be found in one of my travelogues.
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