Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya

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Mahabodhi Temple is a Buddhist shrine and is revered as it is considered the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. On the west, is the eternal Bodhi tree. It has Dravidian Architectural style. King Asoka is credited as the founder of the Mahabodhi Temple.

It is undoubtedly one of the initial Buddhist temples built entirely in brick that is still standing in its original form. Mahabodhi Temple's central tower is 55 metres in height and was renovated during 19th century. Four smaller towers, constructed in the same style, surround the central tower.

The Mahabodhi Temple is bordered on all four sides by stone railings, close to two metres in height. Some railing showcase lotuses while many railings symbolize Indian gods and goddesses such as Surya, Lakshmi and so on.

 

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