Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, Holy Site of Buddhism
World Heritage “Mahabodhi Temple” is
in Bodhgaya, India,
just across Nyranjana river
from healing Sujata village.
You can cross the river by walk
except rainy season and
it’s only 15-minute-walk from the village.
(5 minutes by autorickshaw)
Mahabodhi Temple is circled in yellow
in the picture below
taken from Sujata village.
It is more like desert than river
at this moment…
Buddha also walked this Nyranjana river
from Sujata village to Bodhgaya,
after a daughter of the landlord Sujata
offered him milk rice.
And he got enlightened
under the banyan tree of Bodhgaya.
As one of the holy sites
related to Lord Buddha,
Buddhists from all over the world
come here to worship.
Tibetan monks are repeating
placing knees, hands and forehead
on the ground to show utmost respect.
Vietnamese monks and nuns
are walking around small shrine
Sri Lanka, Thailand,
Cambodia, China and Korea…
Many Hindus also come to worship.
Meditating alone or altogether
with many people…
Color of stoles
worn by monks and nuns are different.
Nationalities are also different.
Each person is worshiping in the way
of the country branch or in his/her own.
Your way is welcomed.
Never mind the others.
I want to throw away
and evil passions
and want to arrive at
a deep awareness of things
Only this passion is needed.
You may not even have to obtain
such passion at all.
Because this is the holy power spot
where Buddha got enlightened.
Just coming here and touching the energy
makes you change and
you realize something.
Mahabodhi Temple is such place.
And Sujata village locates
just across the river from the temple.