Saturday, January 3, 2009
MAHABOODHI TEMPLE, BIHAR
Located in Bodhgaya in Gaya District of Bihar.
Constructed of brick, the temple is surrounded on all four sides by stone railings, about two metres high.
The railings reveal two distinct types, both in style as well as the materials used.
Is the place where Buddha attained enlightenment.
Buddhist Emperor Asoka visited Bodh Gaya with the intention of
establishing a monastery and shrine.
As part of the temple he built, the diamond throne (called the
Vajrasana), attempting to mark the exact spot of the Buddha`s
enlightenment, was established.
It is one of the oldest brick structures to have survived in eastern India.