Buddh Gaya


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Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya or Buddh Gaya (both: bo͝od gäˈyä), village, Bihar state, E central India. According to tradition, Buddha 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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