Bodh Gaya


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Bodh Gaya

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Buddh Gaya

(both: bo͝od gä`yä), village (1991 pop. 21,692), Bihar state, E central India. According to tradition, BuddhaBuddha
[Skt.,=the enlightened One], usual title given to the founder of Buddhism. He is also called the Tathagata [he who has come thus], Bhagavat [the Lord], and Sugata [well-gone]. He probably lived from 563 to 483 B.C.
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 received enlightenment in Bodh Gaya. The city has extensive relics of Buddhist sculpture (8th–12th cent. A.D.) and is the seat of Magadh Univ. Buddhist pilgrims from throughout the world travel there.
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Buddh Gaya

, Buddha Gaya, Bodh Gaya
a town in NE India, in Bihar: site of the sacred bo tree under which Gautama Siddhartha attained enlightenment and became the Buddha; pilgrimage centre. Pop.: 30 883 (2001)
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The Intelligence Bureau (IB) had sent a warning alert some time back to Bihar Government about a possible terror attack at Bodh Gaya temple.
The temple at Bodh Gaya lies at the very heart of the Buddhist faith 6 Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha himself, is believed to have attained enlightenment under the Mahabodhi Tree inside the temple.
Indian home secretary Anil Goswami confirmed that the Bodh Gaya blasts were a terror attack.
PATNA -- Multiple small bomb blasts at one of Buddhism's holiest sites - the Bodh Gaya temple complex in eastern India - wounded two monks on Sunday but the historic temple was undamaged, police said.
On a personal visit, Rajapaksa would fly from Colombo to Bodh Gaya first and then proceed to the Tirupati temple, before returning to Sri Lanka on Saturday night or a day later.
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