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    Vegetable sellers

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 24, 2007

    I like walking around street markets and shops and even inside supermarkets in foreign countries. There are a row of people selling fruit and vegetables along the side of the road on the bend where the main road come into the town from Gaya. Despite the levels of poverty in Bihar, there were plenty of sellers selling what looked like fairly good quality produce.

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    Myanmar Vihar

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 24, 2007

    In 1883 the Mahabodhi Temple underwent restoration and a marble inscription records that "Burmese greatly contributed". A Burmese temple was added to the ensemble in 1936 and was given the name Myanmar Vihar, meaning "Burmese adobe." The temple has a community of Burmese monks, led for the past 30 years by abbot Baddanta Nyarnainda, who joined the monastery while on a Burmese state-sponsored mission to India's Assam state.

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    Falgu River

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 24, 2007

    The Falgu River is one of the tributaries of the river Ganges. There is reference to the city of Gaya and the Falgu River in the Hindu epic of Ramayana. Hindu mythology states that Sita who was wife of Lord Rama has cursed the Falgu River. This is an interesting story and the mythology states that on account of this curse, Falgu River lost its water, and the river is simply a vast stretch of sand dunes. This is very apt as there wasn't much water around when I visited. The long low bridge that crosses the Falgu is called the Sujata Bridge named after a village girl who fed Buddha milk and rice pudding before he attained enlightenment.

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    monasteries

    by renatob Written Feb 10, 2005

    That s what all the place is about!there a is a fantastic atmosphere here,even if you don t feel really in India,no touts around no choking traffic,very few rickshaws.Don t miss the thai temple and , of course the main temple where stands the tree,a direct descendant of the one where Buddha got the enlightement.If you can, go at sunset when most of the buddhist monks recitate their mantras, it s an unbelievable experience

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    The Temples of course

    by gulshesh Written Oct 15, 2003

    Now every Country from all over the World, that has some budhism, has built at least one temple there. The Butanese is very inpressive. They are famous for their sculptures, and have illustrated Budhas life plasticaly on their walls with tiny figures. You can even see the single leaves standing out of the scenery. Amazing piece of work! The Tibetans have built 3 temples, one for each of their scools. The Japanese one is rather cold, because their gigantic Budha statue was designed by computer. The Chinese one is minimalistic. The Burmese one also has a guesthouse, wich is rather cheap, and the Thai temple is used for Vepassana Retrats by "Gaya House" from Britain, also a very inspiring experience.
    And of course not to forget the main Stupa, with the boditree, where Budha found enlightment, or the Mahakalla Caves, where Budha fasted for 6 years.

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    The Torana

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 25, 2007

    The Torana is the small narrow gateway you pass under in order to reach the temple. It is made of granite and covered with inscriptions from Buddha's teachings and dates from the 8th century.

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    The Buddha

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 25, 2007

    This gilded stone image, which dates from the late 10th century, in the main sanctum of the temple has an aura of great serenity. The pedestal is carved with alternating lions and elephants.

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    Duidul Jyangchub Choiling (Tamang) Monastery

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 24, 2007

    The Tamang are an ethnic group who live just north of Kathmandu in Nepal. This monastery complex was built in 1992 and they have their Head Office in Darjeeling.

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