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Mahabodhi Temple:The best Historical place in Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi Temple

BIHAR, OCT 24,(UITV): Bihar is one of the major states from where Buddhism has emerged. Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya is one of the major Buddhist temples in India. It is one of the top tourist destinations in Bihar attracting people from all around the world. It is also a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site.You will totally be mesmerized by this peaceful holy place

The Mahabodhi Temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Impressive as it is, the temple complex didn't always look this way. Prior to 1880, when it was restored by the British, all accounts indicate that it was a sadly neglected for and partially collapsed ruin.

It's believed that the temple was first built by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century. Its current form dates back to the 5th or 6th centuries. However, much of it was destroyed by Muslim rulers in the 11th century.

Even the existing bodhi (fig) tree at the temple complex is not the original tree that the Buddha became enlightened under. Apparently, it's likely to be the fifth succession of the original one. The other trees were destroyed, over time, by man-made and natural disasters.