The life of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, is
associated with the small town of Bodhgaya. It is one of the
four holy cities of the Buddhist faith. The Mahabodhi temple
is the main attraction of this town and is located near the
spot where Lord Buddha attained spiritual enlightenment.
Bodhgaya is not only an important Buddhist pilgrim center,
but it is also an important center for the study of
Mahabodhi Temple and other monasteries are the major
attractions in Bodhgaya. Places associated with the life and
times of Lord Buddha are located inside the Mahabodhi
complex including the Bodhi Tree and a pond where according
to legends, Lord Buddha mediated for a long period time till
he attained enlightenment.