|UNESCO #1056 - Mahabodhi Temple - INDIA|
Friday, November 01, 2013
Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya - INDIA - UNESCO #1056
Namaste! The Mahabodhi temple (all made with brick more than 1500 years ago and with a impressive 50 m height) is one of those places that a Buddhist plans to visit at least once in his lifetime (like Mecca or Jerusalem for other religions) since this was the place where He attained the supreme and perfect insight. Thank you very much Nagi for this postcard, even folded by the mailman, it's a wonderful contribution for my UNESCO collection. 216 down, 765 to go. This postcard took 8 days to arrive!
The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment. The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries. It is one of the earliest Buddhist temples built entirely in brick, still standing in India, from the late Gupta period.