As I entered the Mahabodhi Temple, I was impressed by it magnanimity. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is designed symmetrically, and a walk around it unfolds the history without throwing off the balance. Even with the influx of innumerable people, it never feels suffocating. And the atmosphere around it enchants its visitors.
|The Great Buddha Statue.|
The Great Buddha Statue looks substantial from the main gate. But as I started walking towards it, I realised how enormous it is! This 80 feet tall statue is made up of sandstone bricks and marble and it shows Buddha in the meditation posture. Even though the statue is magnificent in its own stance, I was equally interested in the eight disciples on either side.
|Ruins of the dormitories, with space to sleep and keep books in the corners.|