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,
Jayasri Maha Bodhi Vihara, Buddhagaya,
824231. Bihar. India,
Contact: Bhikkhu-in-Charge, Buddhagaya Centre