(Last Updated on : 14/03/2015)
Pragbodhi is a famous pilgrimage center for the Buddhists
. It is located near Gaya in the Bihar
. This site is actually a mountain where Tathagata practised austerities for 6 years. The name of the place literally means 'Prior to Enlightenment.' This place today has become an important center for Buddhist people. These are one of the many places, which Gautama Buddha
visited, and today the devotees flock in to witness this historic site. Pragbodhi is also known as Dhungeswara.
According to legends he took shelter in a small cave that is situated half way on this mountain. A small temple had been constructed on that particular site to commemorate Buddha's achievements. The temple is looked after by a team of Tibetan monks.
Pragbodhi is accessible from Gaya. Bus and taxi services are available from Gaya to Pragbodhi.
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