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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

Both of them have left accounts of the temples and other Buddhist relics that they saw.  From the account of Fa-Hien one cannot say that he had actually seen the Mahabodhi Vihara, but he saw some temples and monasteries at that place. Hieun-Tsang has, however, given us a very elaborate description and he appears to have actually seen the Mahabodhi Vihara. It was a tragedy that the temple of Mahabodhi Vihara, raised at the actual site where Gautama had become the Buddha, was lying neglected for centuries and the temple was almost in ruins.

Here also the Buddhist literature gives us ample references to Bodh Gaya, the exchange of pilgrims, the sending of seedlings of the Bodhi tree to Celyon and other places, but in the land of the origin of Buddhism there was no one to repair the Mahabodhi Vihara. When Buchatian Hamilton visited Bodh Gaya in the first decade of the 19th century, he found the place deserted and in ruins.

A sect of Saivite Girs, a Hindu monastic order, had obtained possession of the Mahabodhi Vihara.In the last quarter of the 19th century, the King of Burma had made a request to the Government of India for the restoration of the temple.

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