When it comes to Buddhism few people spontaneously think of India. Beyond the ideological "flexibility" of Hinduism which considers Buddha as a reincarnation of Vishnu, India's links with Buddhism are undeniable. Buddhism originated in India like many religions.

Buddha lived in India and it was here in Bodhgaya that he attained enlightenment (enlightenment) (bodhi) under a papil (tree known as the fig tree of the pagodas - ficus religiosa).

Bodhgaya is a very important religious center and we meet Buddhists from all over the world but also Hindu sages.

Various Buddhist countries have built temples in this small town (less than 40,000 inhabitants).

According to tradition, this fig tree of the pagodas on the site was replanted on the very spot where Buddha attained nirvana (enlightenment).


about the place, Bodhgaya:

The city of Bodhgaya in the state of Bihar in India is above all a city of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi temple complex. It is under the ficus of the pagodas (or rather an ancestor of it) which is in the enclosure of this complex that the Buddha attains enlightenment (nirvana). Since the dawn of time, Bodhgaya has been a renowned religious center for both Buddhists and Hindus.

Bodhgaya is the most important of the Buddhist sites in India.


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Bodhgaya, Bihar, India