• Follow
   

Temples in Bihar

Submited by- Team Sitagita on 23 Aug, 2011 LIFESTYLE  TRAVEL & DINING  

Rate It
  Avg. Rating (0/5)297 Reads0 Comment(s)
Be the first one to Like this post Like It (0)

The name is derived from "Vihara" a place of Buddhist worship. Despite its staunch Hindu characteristics this region is the cradle of Buddhism and Buddhist religious thoughts. Most of its structures share the grim look that dates to the Aryan period.

Bodhi Temple

The ancient Bodhi tree, which transformed Prince Siddartha to Lord Buddha, forms the niche and sancto-sanctorum of the temple. You can also witness the influences of Chinese, Thai, Sinhalese architecture here " brought by centuries of pilgrims from these places.

How to get there: The place is 12 kms from the Gaya Railway Station and 106 kms from Patna (the nearest airport).

Maha Bodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

Said to have been built by Emperor Ashoka, this temple is the most spectacular in north India. It was destroyed by Muslim invasions and was at last reconstructed only in 1876. There is a large statue of Buddha here and numerous other sites of historical importance.

Be the first one to Like this post Like It (0)

Share your views:

Sitagita Login
 
Post Comment

 
 

POLL

Who looks the best with Ranbir?

 Who looks the best with Ranbir?
 Katrina Kaif14% | 26 votes
 Deepika Padukone82% | 144 votes
 Sonam Kapoor2% | 5 votes
Total Votes: 175
View all Polls

Follow Us

 
 

Most Active Members

2.jpg
NEHA84772 10 points
Kanpur | India
Joined: 24 Apr, 2014 10 points gained today
8.jpg
furious 5 points
Indore | India
Joined: 25 Apr, 2014 5 points gained today
9.jpg
Prashantg 1 points
Mumbai | India
Joined: 24 Apr, 2014 1 point gained today

Recent Activity on SitaGita

8.jpg
furious replied to the forum thread
Re: Famous places in Indore for coup...
(11 Hours ago) Gains 5 points
9.jpg
Prashantg voted on a poll
Did Shuddh Desi Romance impress you?
(12 Hours ago) Gains 1 point
2.jpg
NEHA84772 replied to the forum thread
Re: Good Moral Skit scripts
(14 Hours ago) Gains 5 points
2.jpg
NEHA84772 replied to the forum thread
Re: Good Moral Skit scripts
(14 Hours ago) Gains 5 points