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About Visit Mahabodhi Temple

Mahabodhi Temple is the place where all Buddhist pilgrims flock to, in Bodhgaya. It is a World Heritage Site built around the location where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. As such, the temple attracts visitors from far and wide whether they be of Buddhist faith or simply tourists. Mahabodhi Temple was constructed under the auspices of Emperor Ashoka, who was an ardent follower of Buddha. The major attraction at the Mahabodhi Temple is the Bodhi tree, under which Buddha sat meditating for three days and three nights before he attained enlightenment. The temple was constructed as close to this site as possible. Monks and Buddhist scholars from all around the world regularly come to this temple to pay their respects.

Historical Context: The Mahabodhi Vihar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.

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