Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Temple is the most important shrine of Buddhists.The Mahabodhi Temple incorporates two vast straight-sided shikhara towers, the biggest more than 55 meters (180 feet) high. This is a complex component that has proceeded in Jain and Hindu sanctuaries to the present day, and affected Buddhist engineering in different nations, in shapes like the pagoda.
The Mahabodhi Temple contains a relative of the Bodhi Tree under which Buddha picked up illumination, and has been a noteworthy journey goal for Buddhists for well more than two thousand years, and a few components presumably date to the time of Asoka. What is currently obvious on the ground basically dates from the seventh century CE or maybe to some degree prior and in addition a few noteworthy reclamations since the nineteenth century. Be that as it may, the structure now may well fuse substantial parts of prior work, perhaps from the second or third century.
A considerable lot of the most seasoned sculptural components have been moved to the exhibition hall alongside the sanctuary, and a few, for example, the cut stone railing divider around the principle structure, have been supplanted by reproductions. The primary sanctuary’s Mahabodhi Temple survival is particularly amazing, as it was for the most part made of block secured with stucco, materials that are considerably less strong than stone. However, this implies next to no of the first sculptural adornment has survived.
The Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya is specifically associated with the life of the authentic Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who achieved edification or impeccable understanding when he was pondering under it. The sanctuary was fabricated specifically toward the east of the Bodhi tree, as far as anyone knows an immediate relative of the first Bodhi Tree. As indicated by Buddhist folklore, if no Bodhi tree develops at the site, the ground around the Bodhi tree is without all plants for a separation of one imperial karīsa.
How to reach Mahabodhi Temple and timing
Nearest Airport is at Patna 100 kms away and then take a train or bus to Gaya or a bus or taxi directly to Bodh Gaya. Indian Airlines connect Patna to Delhi, Bombay, Ranchi and Lucknow.Nearest railhead is Gaya, 12 km from Bodhgaya. From Gaya local transport is available to BodhGaya
Opening time- 5.00am and closing time- 8.00pm