Maha Bodhi Temple

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Maha Bodhi Temple

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The "holiest" place in Buddhism, the spot marking the enlightenment of the Buddha, Bodh Gaya, India.

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Post by DNS » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:21 pm

Current weather & time in Bodh Gaya:

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Post by Tongnyid Dorje » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:39 pm

Does anyone have an idea, what is on the upper floors of Mahabodhi Temple? My lama told me, that during seventies you can enter also there and he saw there Buddha Statue with crown. But according to some very old photos, there should be at least three shrines.

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So I am curious, why they are closed for public.

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Re: Maha Bodhi Temple

Post by kirtu » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:26 pm

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Impressions of Mahabodi Temple at night.

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Re: Maha Bodhi Temple

Post by BuddhaFollower » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:33 pm

Tongnyid Dorje wrote:Does anyone have an idea, what is on the upper floors of Mahabodhi Temple? My lama told me, that during seventies you can enter also there and he saw there Buddha Statue with crown. But according to some very old photos, there should be at least three shrines.

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So I am curious, why they are closed for public.

The upper 2 floors deteriorated somewhat in the medieval period.

Then the British reconstructed the whole site.

Maybe there was some access in the 70's, but I imagine they closed it up due to preservation concerns.
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Re: Maha Bodhi Temple

Post by DNS » Wed May 11, 2016 1:56 am

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Morgan Freeman is narrating a series on National Geographic channel about the world religions and there were some nice scenes of the Maha Bodhi Temple in last Sunday's episode, "The power of miracles."

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