Buddh Gaya

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Buddh Gaya,

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, village (1991 pop. 21,692), 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.
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Buddh Gaya

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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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Barua, Buddha Gaya Temple: Its History (Gaya: Buddha Gaya Temple Management Committee, 1979), 30-31.
At present, foreign Buddhist pilgrims have to travel to Buddha Gaya by using Delhi, Madras, Calcutta or Bombay international airports.
The Mahabodhi Society of India was founded by Anagarika Dharmapala in May 1891 with the support of many prominent Indians as a part of the movement he led for the resuscitation of Buddhism in India for restoring the ancient Buddhist shrines, especially at Buddha Gaya and Sarnath.
In 1891 Dharmapala visited the Buddha Gaya Temple and the Sri Maha Bodhi tree and seeing the neglected condition of the temple made a vow to rescue the holy place, to preserve it for the posterity.
On a full moon day in May, almost 2600 years ago, he reached his goal under the Bodhi Tree in Buddha Gaya in the state of Bihar, North India.