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About The Great Buddha Statue

Amidst busy city life, the Great Buddha Statue stands as a holy symbol of Bodhgaya. This statue was unveiled on 18th November 1989, and the ceremony was graced by His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama. This 25-meter massive statue, made up of a mix of sandstone blocks and red granite, is the first great Buddha monument built in Indian History. The statue is partly hollow and contains about 20,000 bronze Buddhas. Besides the main statue, there are 10 smaller sculptures of Buddha’s disciples surrounding the impressive monument. The peaceful ambiance and the beauty of the statue attract thousands of tourists every year from all across the world. It is said that Daijokyo was inspired by the slogan, Spread Buddha's rays to the Whole World, and thus invested seven years in constructing this gigantic statue. He mobilized almost 120,000 masons to accomplish the construction. People who truly follow the teachings of Buddha visit the place for sure second to the Mahabodhi temple.

Historical Context: 25 meters tall, it is by far the largest and the first Buddha statue ever built in India.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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