“Here on this seat, my body may shrivel up,
my skin, my bones, my flesh may dissolve,
but my body will not move from this seat
until I have attained Enlightenment,
so difficult to obtain in the course of many kalpas”.
Spiritual, serene and spellbinding, Bodhgaya is everything magical on the travel map of India.
It is the treasure trove of Buddhism located in the southwest of the state Bihar.
It is home to the holiest Buddhist site Mahabodhi Temple, where, under the Bodhi tree, Prince Sidhartha (later famous as Buddha) attained enlightenment.
Bodhgaya is one of the four key pilgrimage sites of Gautam Buddha’s life. And, needless to say, it is probably the most influential one too. Well, there is no way one wouldn’t want to visit the very spot of spiritual enlightenment after all.
Do you crave for answers to the questions of life? Then, follow the fluttering prayer flags on the Buddhist circuit to land on the much-acclaimed Buddhist site waiting for you under the Mahabodhi tree. Care to give it a look? Woohoo!