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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
Phulher Ma Paudi
Benusagar Mandar Hill
Sultanganj Konch
Mundesvari Parasnath
Vaisali Nalanda
Patan Devi Aranya Devi
Shahabad Sonepur
Uchaitha Kurkihar
Masarh Maheshi
Jagarnathpur Harmandir
Deoghar Singheshwarsthan
Mahabodhi  
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

MAHABODHI

Fa-Hien has mentioned that there were four pagodas dedicated to Lord Buddha and at the place of one of the pagodas Buddha got Enlightenment.This is the theory of Dr. B.M. Barua and others who have gone deep into the question. The fact is that there have been additions and alterations to the components of the great Mahabodhi Vihara, both by the rich and the poor, who had eome to Bodh Gaya to pay their homage to Lord Buddha.  

For centuries the temple was neglected.
Renovation of the temple It must be said that, but for the interest of the British administrators in the late 19th century, the temple may have not been there in its present glory. Sir Ashley Eden, the then Lieut.

Governor of Bengal took up the question of the restoration of the Bodh Gaya temple in 1880.Master-minds like Cunningham, Begar of the Archaeological Department, Dr. Rajendralal Mitra of Calcutta and others were engaged in this task and it was due to their efforts that the Bodh Gaya temple was practicallyrestored to its original shape. That Cunningham and his collaborators were able to restore the temple to its original shape has been fully corroborated by later finds of the models of the Mahabodhi Vihara or Bodh Gaya temple at Mrohuang, the ancient capital of Arakan, an earthen plaque at Kumrahar near Patna and another model at Mathura in North India.

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