Visiting the Great Bodhi Tree

Tripoto
9th Mar 2016
Photo of Visiting the Great Bodhi Tree 1/3 by Vinod Ponoth
Royal Bhutanese Monastery
Photo of Visiting the Great Bodhi Tree 2/3 by Vinod Ponoth
Photo of Visiting the Great Bodhi Tree 3/3 by Vinod Ponoth

Bodh Gaya is close to Varanasi. Hence a trip to Varanasi cannot be complete with a visit to Bodh Gaya. Actually one needs to understand that Gaya existed much before we know of it as Bodh Gaya, after all Gautama Buddha came to Gaya to seek enlightenment!!! However circumstances did not allow me to visit the locations in Gaya namely he temples of Vishnupad and Mangala Gauri; like I indicated in another post, the there is a time for everything.......

One can hire a cab or a rickshaw from Varanasi, else take an early morning train to Gaya and take the early afternoon train back. I would suggest that it would be a good idea to stay in Gaya for a day or two to soak in the learnings, rather than rush around.....

The revered Bodhi Tree

Photo of Bodhi Tree (Bodhgaya}, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India by Vinod Ponoth

Auto driver + 3 in the front seat!!!

Photo of Bodhi Tree (Bodhgaya}, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India by Vinod Ponoth

A painting within the Thai Temple

Photo of Bodhi Tree (Bodhgaya}, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India by Vinod Ponoth

The 80 foot Buddha Statue

Photo of Bodhi Tree (Bodhgaya}, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India by Vinod Ponoth

Mahabodhi Temple

Photo of Bodhi Tree (Bodhgaya}, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India by Vinod Ponoth

Thai Temple

Photo of Bodhi Tree (Bodhgaya}, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India by Vinod Ponoth
Photo of Bodhi Tree (Bodhgaya}, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India by Vinod Ponoth
Photo of Bodhi Tree (Bodhgaya}, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India by Vinod Ponoth
Photo of Bodhi Tree (Bodhgaya}, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India by Vinod Ponoth

The site of the great Bodhi Tree...

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