The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India a visual tour of the site of the historical Buddha's great enlightenment under the bodhi (Ficus religiosa, fig, pipal, banyan) tree
|Mahabodhi Temple and remnant of tree|
(Discovery of India) Bodh Gaya is the most famous and holy place for followers of Buddhism the world over. It is where the Buddha Gautama, Shakyamuni, is thought to have reached enlightenment on a platform (bodhi-mandala) under what came to be called the bodhi tree.
|Tibetan monks meditate, Maha Bodhi Temple|
They come for meditation, study, prayer, personal sacrifice, enlightenment, as the fruition of a spiritual pilgrimage or quest. More