The Mahabodhi temple complex is very popular among foreign tourists as a great religious and a spiritual centre in India. It’s located in Bodhgaya in Bihar and although it’s a sacred place of the Buddhists, visitors of all religions do equally enjoy everything that this region offers.
Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment here
Before the Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment, he was called Prince Siddhartha and this prince spent three days here meditating under a peepul tree before attaining enlightenment.
Mahabodhi is built entirely of brick
Those who stay in Bodhgaya hotels nearby, come very early to the Mahabodhi temple complex for their worshipping sessions. They also do admire the ancient architectural styles this complex has and the fact that this temple is entirely built of bricks.
It’s not just the grand statue
As mentioned, it is a temple complex which has a Bodhi tree, the lotus pond and several other ancient stupas.
It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site
This religious site located so close to resorts the likes of Oaks Bodhgaya was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. So all its religious artefacts are fully protected ever since.