The Mahabodhi Temple stands east to the Bodhi Tree. The total height of the temple is 170 feet and on the top of the temple are Chatras, which symbolise sovereignty of the religion. Four towers in the corners rise gracefully, giving the holy structure a poise and balance. Inside the temple in the main sanctum, on an altar, is a colossal image of Buddha in a sitting posture. In the posture that Buddha achieved enlightenment. The entire courtyard of the temple is studded with a large number and varieties of stupas. These stupas built 2500 years ago are extremely elegant and beautiful.