(Last Updated on : 02/07/2019)
Great Buddha statue is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimages
located in Bodh Gaya
. The statue is 64 feet of height and the Buddha
is exhibited in meditating pose
or dhyan mudra seated on a lotus in open air. Possibly, it is the largest Buddha statue of India, the foundation stone of which was laid in the year 1982. The statue is situated beside the Mahabodhi Temple
of Bodh Gaya, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
. Great Buddha statue took seven years to be built with 12,000 masons and it was consecrated in 18th November 1989 by the 14th Dalai Lama. The statue, a symbol of peace and spirituality in Buddhism
, is made out of sandstone blocks and red granite. The statue is hollow and is said to contain some 20,000 bronze Buddhas.
Visiting Information to Great Buddha Statue
Gaya Junction Railway Station
and Gaya Airport
are the nearest to reach this spot. National Highway
19 connects Gaya to other major cities of India
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