Top 20 World Buddhist Records (Part 1: Bodh Gaya )


(WorldKings) Buddhism is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one"). Buddhists number between an estimated 488 million and 535 million, making it one of the world's major religions. After collecting documents and information from many different sources WorldKings officially proclaim Top 20 World Buddhist Records.

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 KushinagarLumbini, and Sarnath


Mahabodhi Temple


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 TempleIn 2002, Mahabodhi Temple became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Monks, Nuns, and Buddhist People from all over the world come to revere and pilgrimage in Bodh Gaya.


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.




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