-This place has been a popular pilgrimage for people who preach Buddhism.
-Mahabodhi Temple is believed to be constructed on the orders of King Ashoka, the one who moved to the path of Ahimsa after the famous Kalinga war.
The current tree in Gaya is known to have grown from the sapling brought from the tree in Sri lanka itself.
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji
Believed to be one of the most sacred of the 5 takhts, Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji also shelters some of the personal belongings of Guru Gobind Singh, including his ‘pangura’, sandals, sacred sword, and 4 iron arrows. It also preserves the holy book that has the ‘Hukamnamas’, which is the set of orders written by Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh.
Location: Takhat Sri Harimandir ji, Patna Sahib, Patna, Bihar 800008
Timing: 5 AM to 9 PM
It is said that the officers searched for the best stone in the whole area and then finally settled with munger black stone to create the structure. Talking about the pyramid height, it reaches up to 100 feet. The whole design and structure is strategically designed and angled and connected with iron clamps for utmost strength.
Some Facts: This monastery plays a vital role in preaching Buddhism and spread across the Thai culture and tradition with its practices, and architecture. Monks here play a crucial role in preaching the ideologies of Buddha to people.
Some pictures engraved depicting the life of Buddha can be found along with inscriptions. Also traditional symbols and objects are placed inside.
According to popular beliefs, rotating the dharmachakra three times in a clockwise direction can free you from all your sins. You can also see the picture of Maitreya Buddha at this monastery, which is believed to be the future incarnation of Gautama Buddha.
Location: Bodh Gaya, Bihar 824231
Timing: 7 AM to 6 PM
Royal Bhutan Monastery
It also has a 7-feet tall sculpture of Buddha, beautifully carved with symbols and his teachings. Royal Bhutan Monastery also has a guesthouse and some extra rooms for visitors to come and rest.
Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple
As we all know Mahavira, the prince of Magadha Kingdom, attained Nirvana at the age of 30 and since then it has been of great significance to people following Jainism. During the Chaturmas, the auspicious month for Jains, many monks preach religious teachings here to people and make them aware of Jainism.
This temple also has a 600-foot-long bridge made out of stones that connects the temple with the water tank. Made out of white marble, this temple shines in the moonlight which is really eye-catching.
Patan Devi Temple
As the legends go, this is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India. When Devi Sati, wife of Lord Shiva died, and Lord Vishnu, with his Sudarshan Chakra cut her body, it was chopped off into 51 parts making 51 Shakti Peethas, and this temple is one of them.
Padri Ki Haveli
-This church is beautifully redesigned by the Venetian architect Tirreto and the foundation stone is itself 70ft of length, 40ft of width, and 50ft of height.
The temple has a huge Smiling Buddha statue known as Avalokiteshvara statue and is set amidst beautiful scenic beauty. This attracts a lot of tourists and visitors here every year.
-Chotti Dargah marks the typical Muslim style of architecture with a 3-storied mausoleum building.
- The domed mausoleum's walls are adorned with intricate designs.
Location: Chotti Dargah is located in the Maner Sharif in Patna Metropolitan Region, which is about 30km outside of Patna on NH-30
Pathar ki Masjid
Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Vaishali
The stupa is adorned beautifully by the coronation tank of sacred water, also known as Abhishek Pushkarni. On the north bank of this pond, you will find an intriguing museum, which exhibits important excavated items, including cast coins, earthen wares, copperware, ironware, and terracotta human & animal figurines.
Location: Vaishali, Bihar
Timing: 10AM to 5 PM
Mithila Shakti Peeth, Darbhanga
This white-hued temple features four minar-like towers. Here Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form known as Uma and we can also find the idols of goddess Uma Devi and Lord Mahodar in this temple on mountain rock. You can see a colourful fountain in front of this temple, which makes the shrine even more beautiful. Ram Navami, Janaki Navami, Janmashtami, Saraswati Puja, Navaratri, Durga Puja, Kali Puja, & Shivarathri are some of the occasions that see the maximum influx of devotees to Mithila Shakti Peeth.
Some also connect this place to the Ramayana era, as Sita was born in Janakpuri and some consider Janki Mandir as a shakti peetha which is not true.
Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Rajgir
Reaching the Vishwa Shanti Stupa is an adventure in itself as you can choose from a variety of options. If you are looking for some fun then you can opt for the ropeway and can enjoy a fun ride to the top. Alternatively, you can take the spiral staircase and climb the stairs for some thrill.