Bodh gaya tourism packages
Mahabodhi Temple dedicated to Lord Buddha, marks the place where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment. Built by the great king Ashoka in the 3rd century, this site is declared as World Heritage Site by the United Nations. Quite impossible to believe is that the entire temple has been built only by using bricks, which is a sculptural masterpiece in itself. The temple complex and elevating vibes helps the devotees to get an insight about life and teachings of Lord Buddha. Here one can find amazing structures and stupas which speak of the time when Buddha spent seven weeks at this place after attaining enlightenment. One major attraction is a colossal image of the Buddha in sitting posture, touching the earth with his right hand. 2,500yrs old stupas present in the courtyard are hypnotizing and our Mahabodhi Temple Tour Packages include a special visit to these sites. Bodhi Sarovar, steeped in holiness, is a pond where Gautam Buddha bathed before sitting in deep meditation. Animesha Lochana Chaitya is situated towards the north east of the Mahabodhi Temple. It is believed that after attaining enlightenment, Lord Buddha kept looking at Bodhi Tree from this point for 7 days without blinking his eyes. This is the reason why this point is called as 'Animesha Lochana', which means 'open eyes.' Buddhist scholars and Monks from all around the world regularly visit this temple to pay their respects. A pond to the south, adjoins the temple complex, and it's said to be where the Buddha may have bathed. Yet, it was the area surrounding the place of contemplation (known as the Jewel House or Ratanaghara) to the northeast, in the complex's inner courtyard, that visitors are most drawn to. Gautam Buddha was believed to have spent the fourth week after enlightenment in mediation there. If you are true spiritual soul seeker then booking a trip with Bestway2India becomes compulsory for you.