Bodh Gaya in East India.  Believed to be the place where Buda first gained enlightenment.  There are many beautiful Buddhist temples here.

The Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, India. The tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment is on the left, behind the monks. This temple is the number 1 pilgrimage site of Buddhism in the world

Bodhgaya, India

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace within ourselves.

Beautiful

“The non-doing of any evil, the performance of what's skillful, the cleansing of one's own mind: this is the teaching of the Awakened.

Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was said to have achieved enlightenment at this spot in Bodh Gaya.

According to tradition it was under a bo tree at Uruvela (today's Bodh-Gaya), Bengal that Buddha sat for seven weeks on a couch of grass facing the East until he obtained the perfect knowledge and enlightment of Nirvana.

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India - this was in my Masters thesis

Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya: Buddha’s Enlightenment

Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Bodhgaya,Bihar: One of the four Holy Sites related to the life of Lord Buddha,and to the attainment of Enlightenment. (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Buddha's Enlightenment at Bodhitree Bodhgaya, Bihar, India

Buddha's Enlightenment at Bodhitree Bodhgaya, Bihar, India

Dhamek Stupa (where Buddha gave his first sermon) in Sarnath, Varanasi_ India

Dhamek Stupa (where Buddha gave his first sermon) in Sarnath, Varanasi_ India

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