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The Dungeshwari Cave – A must visit when in Bodhgaya!

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Known as the Mahakala Caves, the Dungeshwari Cave Complex is where Gautama Siddhartha is believed to have meditated for 6 years before he travelled to Bodhgaya. Read on to find out more. History of the Cave Complex The Lord Buddha is believed to have meditated and undergone years of severe pence in the caves for six years before he attained final realisation. The main caves house two shrines dedicated to the Lord Buddha while one …

The Bodhi tree – The sacred symbol of Buddhism!

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The Bodhi tree is the sacred tree and one of the most sacred symbols of Buddhism. It is believed that Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment by meditating under this tree and it was worshipped ever since, read on to know more about the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya which is regarded as the birthplace of Buddhism. The Site and the tree Located 62 miles to the South of the city of Patna in the Indian state of …

The Archaeological Museum Bodhgaya – Explore Rich Cultural Heritage and a Glorious Past

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Offering some valuable insight into Bodhgaya’s mythology and splendid history, the Archaeological Museum is a must-visit destination when on a visit to the sacred city.   History The Archaeological Museum was established in the year 1956 and houses an excellent collection of both Buddhist and Hindu artefacts, stone sculptures and items such as miniature pots, coping stones. How to Get There The museum is located right next to the Mahabodhi Temple. It can be easily …