Bodh Gaya - the place that attract most group of Monks, Nuns, and Buddhist People come to revere and pilgrimage in the world.
Bodh Gaya is a religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Gaya district in theIndian state of Bihar, India. For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath.
The history of Bodh Gaya is documented by many inscriptions and pilgrimage accounts. Foremost among these are the accounts of the Chinese pilgrims Faxian in the 5th century and Xuanzang in the 7th century. The area was at the heart of a Buddhist civilization for centuries, until it was conquered by Turkic armies in the 13th century. The place-name, Bodh Gaya, did not come into use until the 18th century CE. Historically, it was known as Uruvela, Sambodhi, Vajrasana or Mahabodhi. The main monastery of Bodh Gaya used to be called the Bodhimanda-vihāra (Pali). Now it is called the Mahabodhi Temple. In 2002, Mahabodhi Temple became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Monks, Nuns and Buddhist People always dream to come here at least one time in their life. Thus, this become the place that attract most group of Monks, Nuns, and Buddhist People come to revere and pilgrimage in the world with a numbers of approximately 10 millions of visitors annually.