Bihar Sharif Tourism & Travel Guide

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This is a temple with a history of over 2500 years and is the same place where Gautama Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. It is in Gaya which is a few kilomteres away from Patna and is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This temple around what is known as the Mahabodhi tree is said to have been built by Emperor Ashoka, who was an ardent follower of Lord Buddha after he left the path of violence and shifted completely to non- violence following the teachings of Lord Buddha. The Emperor visited this place in the 3rd Century BC and decided to pay his respects to Buddha. Afterwards also when Fa Hien, the ambassador from China visited this place he has mentioned it in his account. He has mentioned seeing the Bodhi Tree surrounded by brick walls. This temple is the forst brick temple dedicated to Lord Buddha and is often considered as the oldest and most important place of Buddhist worship in the country. Later with the advent of the Delhi Sultanate in the 18th Century, the temple lost its importance completely and was not repaired or maintained at all. Later again with the fall of the intolerant Delhi Sultans and the advent of the Burmese rulers, the temple recieved its necessary maintenance and this carried on till the time of the British. People flock here in huge numbers every year to seek blessings from the lord.
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This is the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment. Presently, the tree is the fifth succession of the original tree.
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About Bihar

India is a diverse land and so are its customs, beliefs, rituals, culture and food. From North to South or East to West, there's vast difference in the language, people, traditional attire, and lifestyle. Thus, India, with its varied traditions and diversities stores many unique things at every corner. And to appreciate such uniqueness is the place not to be missed. You must waste no time in packing your bags and heading towards the most interesting places in Bihar and not to forget about the Bihari cuisine every traveler must taste.

Best Time To Visit

Best time to visit Bihar is from October to March


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