The Lord Buddha attained supreme enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree which is in Gaya district in the state of Bihar, India. Thus, the place is called Buddhagaya. The place where The Buddha sat in meditation and achieved enlightenment is known as ‘Vajrasana’ or the Diamond seat. The Bodhi Tree and the 'Vajrasana', are the most sacred places to the Buddhist world; so sacred are they that the Buddhists want to pay homage to the holy place at least once in their lifetime.

The centre of Maha Bodhi Society of India at Buddhagaya plays a major role particularly to serve the thousands of pilgrims who visit the centre, from India and abroad, by helping them to perform their spiritual activities. It also performs social welfare and educational activities throughout the year. 

Maha Bodhi Society of India, 
Buddhagaya Centre,
Jayasri Maha Bodhi Vihara, Buddhagaya, 
824231. Bihar. India,
Tel. 06331-220742. 
E-mail: mbsibuddhagaya@gmail.com
Contact: Bhikkhu-in-Charge, Buddhagaya Centre

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Under the able guidance of Ven. P. Seewalee Thero, Present General Secretary of the Maha Bodhi Society of India, Buddhagaya centre is extending a commendable service to the Society and the Buddhist community around the globe.

Today the Buddhagaya Centre is extending the following activities:-
Free Homeopathic Dispensary
Founded by Lt. Ven. Bulath Singhala Pannarama Thero , the dispensary looks after the needs of the local and needy people by giving them free medicines and treatment. A team of dedicated doctors and staff help in maintaining the proper functioning of the Dispensary
A free School for Children
The Maha Bodhi Vidyapeeth is a free school which is dedicated in giving the gift of Knowledge to the needy and less fortunate children of the locality. It has a strength of about 450 students and is still growing in numbers. The Centre believes that the child who attains education can an asset to the Society.
A free Ambulance Service
Started in 1997, the Ambulance service is serving the community by taking the sick peo;oe to hospitals at a minimum cost so that the service is inexpensive and easy to use by less fortunate, ambulance service the Buddhagaya Centre of the Maha Bodhi Society of India is one of the first to reach the spot of any natural calamity of disaster
Free Educational Sponsorship for the Handicapped
The Buddhagaya Centre also provides free sponsorship to the deserving candidates who are physically handicap children and is presently sponsoring few such deserving candidates.
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Vihara
The building of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Vihara of the Buddha Gaya Centre is the first and oldest structure of the Maha Bodhi Society of India which was erected in 1901 at the cost of Rs. 15,000. The founder of the Society, Venerable Anagarika Dhammapala took great pains in collecting funds from Buddhist countries for completing this Building.

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Shrimath Anagarika Dharmapala Memorial Hall
The Hall is dedicated for organizing Dhamma Sabha, Seminars, Workshops, Conferences as well as a place of assembly of the pilgrims.
Ven. Anagarika Dharmapala Memorial Library
 Ven. Anagarika Dharmapala Memorial Library situated at Buddhagaya Centre has a good collection of old and new books on Buddhism and other allied topics in written English, Hindi, Sinhalese as well as in regional languages. It has also comfortable and spaces reading room facilities for the Scholars, students and devotees.
Maha Bodhi Dhammasala
Buddhagaya Centre has a well developed Dhammasala with all facilities for accommodation of the members of the Society, pilgrims, devotees and guests. It has 40 rooms and one dormitory.