.... in the search of truth, prince Gautama had renounced all the worldly pleasures and under this peepul tree (Bodhi tree) he attained enlightenment and became the "Buddha".
This is the main temple of Bodh Gaya called the Mahabodhi Temple, it was excavated and restored by the British archaeologist Sir A Cunningham in the second half of the 19th century,later it went under many other restorations in which the Burmese buddhists had a major contribution to pay. The Bodhi tree is just behind this temple,which is actually the holy shrine.
Early morning chants, is so peaceful and soothing to the mind and the soul.
The inscribed stone below has a message to say,do read on....
The Lord's feet,a depiction on stone.
The main deity of the temple, exudes the look of peace and serenity.
The Shanti Stupa at Rajgriha,areas near Bodh Gaya.
The omnipresence of the Lord has been depicted by the patrons from far east by building this 80 feet stone statue (a world heritage site) another milestone to commemorate how the presence of the Lord had spread far and worldwide from this very place.
Stay blessed all and let's make small efforts to make this world around us a beautiful,simple and happy place to live in once more...
Ivy and Elephants