ToneToneJune 12, 20104min670

Tone Tone’s friends discuss Bodh Gaya.

Friend: We have explored several angles from what we understand. Let’s look at some actual videos and pictures.

Friend: Good idea!

YouTube – 7 Wonders of India: Mahabodhi Temple

February 10, 2009 — Mahabodhi Temple is located in Bodhgaya in Gaya district of Bihar. Constructed of brick, the temple is surrounded on all four sides by stone railings, about two metres high. The railings reveal two distinct types, both in style as well as the materials used. This is the place where Buddha attained enlightenment.

Buddhist Emperor Asoka visited Bodh Gaya with the intention of establishing a monastery and shrine. As part of the temple, he built the diamond throne (called the Vajrasana), attempting to mark the exact spot of where the Buddha’s enlightenment was established. It is one of the oldest brick structures to have survived in eastern India.

Friend: Note the caption “The Mahabodhi Temple is one of 7 wonders of India.” Note also Anchor woman saying that the Bodhi Tree is the “MOST SACRED SPOT…” plus other sacred spots.