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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Bodh Gaya is a sacred site in the state of Bihar, India, related to the life of Buddha, that has been recognised as a World Heritage Site. It was where Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment.

At the site today is the monastery, called Bodhimanda Vihara. The name Bodhimanda refers to the very spot under a bodhi tree where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. A holy bodhi tree marks that spot, located right next to the temple.


Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya
Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya
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Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 26th session of the World Heritage Committee in Budapest, Hungary, on 24 - 29 June 2002.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N24 41 43.008 E84 59 38.004 in Bihar, eastern India.
Inscription Year: 2002
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV, VI

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