The Famous Bodh Gaya on Resin Fridge Magnet
Buddhists from all around the world are drawn to the famous city of Bodh Gaya because of its spectacular history and religious importance. Almost 26 centuries ago, it was at this place where the Prince Gautama achieved enlightenment while sitting under a Bodh tree and so the place became famous as Bodh Gaya while the Prince was named as Buddha. A beautiful temple marks the place of birth of Buddhist religion and the descendent of the original Bodh tree stands at the exact spot to date.
The elegantly manufactured and pretty detailed Bodh Gaya resin fridge magnet depicts the temple with its stairs surrounded by light and dark green trees and bushes and a large light brown mountain the background. It is a comprehensive display of the sacred place of Bodh Gaya and a good souvenir to remind you of the beautiful city with rich and deep religious values.
Bodh Gaya through the Years
It was almost 528 BC when a young, acetic boy who was a noble by birth but was worn out after months of travel in search of answers to his questions about life came to sit under a Bodh tree in India. He meditated for days to understand the dilemma troubling his mind while sitting there and it was at this time that the shadows of ignorance lifted from his mind and he was able to see the glorious truth of the universe and everything in it. He was transformed from an acetic boy called Siddhartha to Buddha the Supreme, the Enlightened One.
Over time, he started having followers who tried to learn his ways and looked upon him for guidance in various matters of everyday life. As the number of followers increased, the small countryside began to develop into a city; currently, Bodh Gaya is the largest city in the province of Behar, India.
Hotels & Other Attractions
Despite the large population and a constant crowd of the tourists and Buddhist pilgrimage, Bodh Gaya still maintains a rural look to itself. The temple is mostly surrounded by farmlands and small villages where people are welcoming and the atmosphere is very peaceful. It is a great place to help you take some time off the busy and fast city life and make you reconnect with your spiritual self. There are many hotels in the Behar region but since the place is mostly crowed, it is a good idea to get an advance booking for your stay.
Bodh Gaya in particular and Behar in general has a large number of monasteries and temples with beautiful and rich architecture that have been constructed with the help of international Buddhist communities. You can visit these temples, sit there, absorb the ambiance and meditate all you want without any kind of worldly interruptions.
Vacations in Bodh Gaya, India
The best time to visit the temple is from October until March when the weather is pleasant or slightly cold; make sure that you wear comfortable shoes and keep small snacks (and water) with you because you will have to walk around a lot while visiting the temples and monasteries. Keep your camera at ready to capture the natural beauty and the architecture of the place. There are some stalls of souvenirs in the main streets of Bodh Gaya but if you are looking for something with a finer finishing and manufacturing then the resin fridge magnet available at world-wide-gifts.com online store might attract you.