Bodhgaya, the most important site of Buddhist pilgrimage in the world, is situated in the state of Bihar. The place is a sacred site of the first order, and its central temple, the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mahabodhi Temple, is an obligatory stop on the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit. Adjacent to the Mahabodhi Temple is the Bodhi tree itself under which Gautama Buddha is said to have attained Enlightenment 2,500 years ago. Bodh Gaya or Uruvela, as it was known during Buddha's times, is also a major pilgrimage centre for Hindus as Buddha is considered to be the ninth incarnation of Vishnu.
Bodhgaya is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage centres in the world. It was here under the Bodhi Tree that Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, the Enlightened One. Buddhism was really born in Bihar and evolved here through his preachings. Significantly, the state's name of 'Bihar' originated from 'Vihara' meaning monasteries which abounded in Bihar.
The Mahabodhi temple is also called as the "Great Awakening Temple". It is among one of the World Heritage Sites.
Gaya International Airport (14Kms) is the nearest airport connected by flights from New Delhi, Varanasi & Kolkata. Patna Airport (125KMs) connected by flights from major cities of India.
The nearest Railway station is Gaya (17 Kms) which connects several important cities in India.
Bodhgaya is well connected by road with Gaya, and several important cities in India.
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