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Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

CountryIndia
Date of Inscription2002
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1056

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.

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