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The Thai Monastery Bodhgaya – A Thai Sanctum in the Scared Bodhgaya

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Bodhagaya is mostly known for its significance in Buddhism and is popular among pilgrims as the place where the Buddha obtained enlightenment. The sacred Mahabodhi temple is surrounded by temples from majority Buddhist countries, the likes of Thailand, Sri Lanka and China. Thai-India relations The Thai Monastery of Bodhgqaya is the only Thai temple in India and was built by the patronage of the Monarch of Thailand upon the request of Prime Minister Jawahal Nehru …

Bodhgaya: The City of Enlightenment

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Bodhgaya is a religious site, a place of pilgrimage and a place of historical significance. This also known as the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment and the place where the doctrine of Buddhism originated. History Even though it is said that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment around 500 BC there was no structures built at Bodhgaya until 250 BCE. The first shrine and monastery were established by King Asoka and many other shrines were built …

The Importance of Bodhgaya – Spiritual Destinations in Bodhgaya

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Many of the religious leaders of the world have emerged from Asia where civilizations have been in existence for several millennia. India alone boasts of being home to quite a few of these leaders. Maha Bodhi Complex Maha Bodhi can be translated to ‘Noble Tree. Though the original Bo Tree, where Lord Buddha attained the supreme bliss of enlightenment is believed to have not survived, it is confirmed through literature that the presently flourishing Bo …