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Mahabodhi Temple, Bihar

Mahabodhi Temple Complex – A Quick Glimpse

Known as one of the prominent Buddhist Temple of Bodh Gaya (Bihar), the Mahabodhi Temple is a sacred place where Lord Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. The name of this temple means "Great Awakening Temple" and has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple comprises a descendant of the Bodhi Tree under which Buddha gained enlightenment, and has been a major pilgrimage destination for Buddhists for well over two thousand years.

Architectural Significance of the Temple:

This temple holds amazing architecture along with its legendry history associated to Lord Buddha. The main temple's survival is impressive as it was mostly made of brick covered with stucco (materials that are much less durable than stone). But this means that very little of the original sculptural decoration has survived. The oldest sculptural elements have been moved to the temple’s museum and the carved stone railing wall around the main temple has been replaced by replicas.

The temple complex includes two large straight-sided shikhara towers, the largest over 55 metres (180 feet) high. This is a stylistic feature that has continued in Jain and Hindu temples to the present day and at the same time influenced Buddhist architecture in other countries.

Bodhi Tree – A sacred point where Lord Buddha attained Enlightment

The Bodhi tree present at Bodhgaya is beautifully associated with Buddha as it believed that Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment when he was meditating under this tree. The temple was built directly to the east of the Bodhi tree, supposedly a direct descendant of the original Bodhi Tree.

Interesting facts associated with the Bodhi Tree:

  • According to Buddhist mythology, if no Bodhi tree grows at the site, the ground around the Bodhi tree is devoid of all plants for a distance of one royal karisa. Through the ground around the Bodhi tree no being, not even an elephant, can travel.
  • According to theJatakas, the navel of the earth lies at this spot and no other place can support the weight of the Buddha's attainment.
  • Another Buddhist tradition claims that when the world is destroyed at the end of akalpa, the Bodhimanda is the last spot to disappear, and will be the first to appear when the world emerges into existence again. 

Top attractions near the Temple:

  • Thai Monastery: It is located at walking distance from Mahabodhi temple. It comprises a beautifully decorated Buddha statue coupled with the serene surroundings and marvellous Thai architecture. Every year, lots of devotees from Thailand visit this monastery.

 

  • Royal Bhutan Monastery: This is one monastery not to miss. Every inch of wall and ceiling of the temple is beautifully showcasing the life of the Buddha. Beatiful paintings and clay carvings in beautiful deep colours have been used for the same. Plan accordingly if visiting during Buddh Purnima because of the tremendous rush and advance booking run in months ahead.

 

  • Great Buddha Statue: The is one of the most important and most visited places to visit in Bodhgaya. The great Buddha statue behind of Japanese temple. It has as a unique grandeur.

 

  • Metta Buddharam Temple: This is a newly build temple with spectacular statue of Lord Buddha made of white marble. One gets lots of peace while visiting this temple. Within temple there are two more small temples out of which one has wind chims.

 

Know the timings of the Temple:

Opening of the Mahabodhi Mahavihara (main shrine): 5:00 AM

Sutta chanting and meditation - 5:30 am to 6:00 am

Offering of Kheer - 10:00 AM

Sutta chanting & Meditation - 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Closing of the Mahabodhi Mahavihara - 9:00 PM

The temple is open all days throughout the week.

Points to Remember:

  • Don’t carry with Mobile phones, iPad, Laptop, Tablet, heavy luggage/ bags inside the temple premises. One can deposit the luggage and mobile at the deposit counter.
  • Butter Lamps House situated in the south side of the Temple premises.

 

Website: http://www.mahabodhi.com/

Contact Number: +91 91994 67609

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बैद्यनाथ धाम ज्योतिर्लिंग :

बैद्यनाथ ज्योतिर्लिंग मंदिर को ही बाबा बैद्यनाथ धाम भी कहा जाता है।इस जगह को शिव के सबसे पवित्र निवास स्थान और 12 ज्योतिर्लिंगों में से एक माना जाता है। यह भारत के झारखंड राज्य के देवघर में स्थित है। इस मंदिर परिसर है बाबा बैद्यनाथ का ज्योतिर्लिंग स्थापित है।मंदिर परिसर में बैद्यनाथ धाम ज्योतिर्लिंग के अलावा 21 अन्य मंदिर भी हैं।

पूजा का महत्त्व:

भगवान शिव के पूजा में बेलपत्र चढ़ाना सर्वश्रेठ और शुभ माना गया है। तीन पत्तियों का संगम, शिव की तीन आंखों के अलावा उनके त्रिशूल का भी प्रतीक है, जो पिछले तीन जन्मों के पापों को नष्ट करने के वाला माना जाता है। हालाँकि, वृक्ष के बेलपत्र तोड़ने का भी एक समय होता हैं। कहा जाता हैं कि महादेव सौ कमल चढ़ाने से जितने प्रसन्न होते हैं, उतना ही एक नीलकमल चढ़ाने पर होते हैं और एक हजार नीलकमल के बराबर एक बेलपत्र होता है। इसीलिए भगवान शिव को प्रसन्न करने के लिए बेलपत्र चढ़ाना चाहिए।

पूजा कैसे होगी?

हमारे द्वारा नियुक्त पुजारी बैद्यनाथ धाम मंदिर में बेलपत्र द्वारा स्थापित विधी से पूजा सम्पन्न करते है।

पूजा सामग्री:

बेलपत्र, जल, फूल।

पूजा अवधि:

नित्य, 10 मिनट

पूजा करने वाले पंडितों की संख्या:
  • पंडित मोती राम मिश्रा 35 वर्षों के अनुभव के साथ।

  • पंडित ललन मिश्रा 10 वर्षों के अनुभव के साथ।

डिसक्लेमर : हम किसी भी मंदिर के एजेंट, सहयोगी या प्रतिनिधि नहीं हैं। हम पूरे देश में फैले पंडितों के अपने नेटवर्क के माध्यम से सेवाएं प्रदान करवाते हैं

इस पूजा को बुकिंग के 7 दिनों के अंदर शुरु करवाया जाएगा।

About the Temple :

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Baba Baidyanath dham and Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in Deoghar in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. It is a temple complex consisting of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed, and 21 other temples.

About the Puja:

Offering Bilva or belpatra in Shiva Puja is important and considered auspicious. A confluence of three leaves, "Bilva" is symbolic of Shiva's three eyes as well as his trident (trishul) which is believed to destroy sins of the past three births. However, there are certain days when one should not pluck the bel leaves from a tree.

How Puja is done ?

The purohits and pandits will perform the puja with proper rituals and right procedure inside Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple.

Puja Samagri:

Belpatra, Jal, Flowers.

Puja Duration:

10 mins, Everday

Number of Pandits performing Puja:
  • Pandit Moti Ram Mishra with 35 years of experience.

  • Pandit Lallan Mishra with 10 years of experience.

Disclaimer : We are not an agent, associate or representative of any temple. We perform services through our own network of Pandits spread throughout the country

Please note it can take up to 7 days to schedule the puja.