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Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of the Buddhists, where Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. It is the spiritual home of the buddhists and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. Situated near the Niranjana river Bodhgaya, is the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres. The other three important places are his place of birth at Lumbini, the site of his first lecture at Sarnath, and the place where he left his body at Kushinagar. This place is often visited by Dalai Lama.It is a place which shouls and must be visited by a person of devotion.

Must See and Do
Temple visit : Make a visit to the famous Mahabodhi Temple, to explore the spiritual life and practices followed by the people at this place. It is one of the holiest pilgrimage centers of Buddhist from all over the world. The site of the Mahabodhi Temple reflects the records for the events associated with the life of Buddha. Admire the architecture beauty of the temple and participate in the prayer ceremony at the evening.

Meditation : People from all over the world come here to practice Yoga and Meditation. It is said that the Mahabodhi tree has some divine power. It is popularly known for its medicinal properties. It is not surprising that the Buddha also choose the shade of this tree to meditate. Pilgrims tie prayer flags to its branches and believe that their wish would come one day.

Tonga ride : You can take the exciting tonga ride to explore the sites at Bodhgaya. Hire english or hindi speaking guides, who give you the thorough knowledge of this place. Discover the historical and cultural importance of this place.

Shopping : While at Bodhgaya you can shop for the Hindu and Buddist teracotta handicrafts, beads items, semi precious stones, jewelery items, stone and bronze sculptures of Gods and Goddesses. Bihar's most famous indigenous art work is the Madhubani paintings which the tourists never misses on his visit to tis place.

Festivals : Buddha Jayanti is the major festival celebrated on a full moon day in April/May as Buddha's birth anniversary as well as enlightenment. People celebrated this festival with great interest and enthuiasm every year.Another festival Nyingma Monlam Chenmo is held in January-February for about three weeks, this festival is celebrated for world peace often attended by the Dalai Lama as well.

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