The Great Buddha Statue popularly known as 80’ Buddha Statue was unveiled and consecrated on November 18, 1989 with a ceremony graced with the presence of His Holiness the XIV the Dalai Lama, who blessed the 25-meter statue. It was the first great Buddha statue built in the modern history of India. The statue is situated next to Mahabohdi Temple at Bodhgaya. Under the slogan "Spread Buddha's rays to the Whole World," Daijokyo spent seven years on construction of the Great Buddha Statue.
It is a 25-meter statue of Buddha- first ever built in the history of India. The Statue is a symbol of the holy place Bodhgaya and enjoys constant visits from pilgrims from all over the world. Among local people, it is nicknamed ‘The 80-foot Buddha Statue’.