The Maha Bodhi 
(ISSN 0025-0406), Since 1892
"The Maha Bodhi", the oldest Buddhist journal in English is being published by the Maha Bodhi Society of India since May 1892. The founder editor of the Maha Bodhi Journal was Anagarika Dharmapala.
The Journal is published twice a year. It is through this journal, and other publications like Sambodhi, Dhammadhoot etc. the Society communicates and addresses with the world. 
The journal seeks to publish quality articles on any aspect of Buddhism, with submitted papers being blind peer-reviewed by two experts prior to acceptance.
For pulbication please send your article addressed to Editors, The Maha Bodhi Society of India , Sri Dharmarajika Chetiya Vihara, 4A Bankim Chatterjee Street, Kolkata 700073. India 
Phone +91-33-2241 5214, E-mail :
(ISSN 2347-3428), Since 1935
Ven. P. Seewalee Thero
Managing Editor
Ven. K. Medhankara Thero
Prof. Bimalendra Kumar
Deptt. of Pali and Buddhist Studies
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi- 221005 (U.P.), India
Assistant Editor
Prof. Ramesh Prasad
Deptt. of Pali and Theravada
Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi- 221002 (U.P.), India
(Since 1990)
Sambodhi – a bilingual annual publication was started in the year 1990 from the Buddhagaya Centre of the Maha Bodhi Society of India. ‘Sambodhi’ – has been referred as a name of the place by the greatest Buddhist Emperor Asoka the as visiting Sambodhi- the place of Enlightenment for offering veneration. Bodhi literally means the Enlightenment and ‘Sam’ the prefix to the word Bodhi means Perfect, Right, Balanced, good etc. In the ancient texts, the place was known as ‘Uruvela’ before the coming of the Buddha to this region. The Mahavamsa – a Sri Lankan chronicle mentions the meaning of Uruvela – “Uru ti baluka Uccati, bela ti mariyada” ‘the sacred sandy land’ situated by the side of river Niranjana. Hence, ‘Sambodhi’ name for journal from Buddhagaya Centre of MBSI was thought to be most suitable one. This thought for bringing out a journal from Buddhagaya was initiated by then Bhikkhu In-Charge of Buddhagaya Centre, Most Venerable Bulathasinghala Pannarama Mahathero, who headed the Centre for about 25 years and breathed his last in Sri Lanka in year 1995 being in the position of Bhikkhu-In-Charge of Buddhagaya. His disciple Dr. Kailash Prasad is continuing his services as editing the journal since its inception. The successor Bhikkhu in-Charges Ven. M. Wimalasara Thero, Ven. P. Seewalee Thero, Ven. K. Medhankara Thero, Ven. H. Saddhathissa Thero – all have been quite instrumental and supportive in bringing out the journal during their headship of the Buddhagaya Centre. 
Highly reputed scholars of Buddhism from India and abroad have contributed their articles in this journals. The journal Sambodhi accepts fresh treatment on any aspects of Buddhism, lest it not hurt the sentiments the followers of the great teacher and the Dhamma. Sambodhi has continued till date except few breaks. The annual issue is released on the eve of the every Birth Anniversary Celebration of the founder, Bodhisattva Anagarika Dharmapala.  
For publication please send article address to Editor, Sambodhi, Maha Bodhi Society of India, Buddhagaya Centre, Jayasri Maha Bodhi Vihara Buddhagaya, 824231. Bihar. India, 
Tel. 06331-220742. E-mail:
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April 1972 C.E
B.E 2521
      August - October 1977      
Manual for Publications for The Maha Bodhi
Data based research papers in clear and concise English language in any field of Buddhism and related fields are published in The Maha Bodhi Journal. Authors are advised to follow strictly the guidelines.
Manuscripts in soft copy signed by author are to be sent to the Editor, The Maha Bodhi, Maha Bodhi International Publication and Media Division, Maha Bodhi Society of India,, 4A, Bankim Chatterjee Street, Kolkata 700 073, with a “declaration” that ‘it
has been neither published nor submitted for publication in full or in summery form elsewhere and it will not be sent elsewhere for publication till the Editor’s view is known’.
Guidelines to be followed
Manuscripts 1.5 spaced although, not more than 5000 words, should be typed with 2.5 cm on left side. First page should contain title of the paper, author’s name, his present position, Institutional affiliation, Mailing address, Mobile number, and E-mail address and preferably an abstract of the paper (in 100 words). The author’s identity must not be disclosed elsewhere in any form. All materials must have objective justification for their inclusion; brevity should always be maintained. tables, figures, graphs etc. should be used only when absolutely necessary. Those should be numbered in Arabic numerals material-wise.

Only absolutely essential references should be given. When cited these appear in the end-note, with indications by superscript and should be listed at the end of the paper as Notes and References and Notes chronologically in the following manner (MLA style sheet):
Book References: 1) Braun, Erik. The Birth of insight, Meditation, Modern Buddhism and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
2) India, Publication Division. Buddhism in Afghanistan. Delhi: Manager of Publication, 1958.
Journal References: Kabat-Zinn, Jon. “An Outpatient Program in Behavioural Medicine for Chronic Pain Patients Based on the Practice of Mindfulness Meditation: Theoretical Considerations and Preliminary Results.” General Hospital Psychiatry, 1982, 4: 33–47.
“In” References: Chung, Jin-il and Kieffer-Pülz, Petra. “The Karmavācanās for the Determination of sīmā and ticīvareṇa avippavāsa”, In Dhammaratana, Bhikkhu T. and Pāsādika, Bhikkhu (Eids.), Dharmadūta, Mélanges offerts au vénérable Thích Huyên-Vi à l’occasion de son soixante-dixième anniversaire, Paris: Édition You-Feng, 1977. 13–55. 
Opinion expressed, facts stated or conclusions drawn in signed papers are entirely the author’s responsibility and in no case this authority is responsible for them. Papers are published on the understanding that the author has obtained necessary consent form the proper authority.
The Editors reserve the right to reject any manuscript without showing any cause, beside that to
revise, delete or condense, unless it conforms to the rules. Manuscripts are not returned.

Publication Guideline for Dharmadoot
Font: For Roman Times New Roman. For Devanagari kindly used Unicode font only. Font size should be 12.
All articles must be printed on one side of A4 paper with margins on all sides and double spaced throughout (i.e., including quotations, notes, references and any other matter). Please provide two hard copies and an identical electronic copy as an e-mail attachment. Manuscripts should be in MS Word format along with a PDF format.
All articles must contain 3000-7000 words : include 4–8 keywords : an abstract of about 200 words : and carry contributors’s affiliation(s) and complete postal and e-mail addresses.
Our journals carries articles written in British English with ‘s’ spellings. Diacritical marks may be used in articles on non English words. Italicised words can have diacritics as required. For other languages, like Chinese, Tibetan etc., the system used should be clearly specified early in the article. Where diacritical marks are not used, the word should be spelt phonetically, e.g., bhut and bhoot (unless in a quotation, where the original spelling should be used). Use ‘nineteenth century’ and ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to ninety-nine, 100 and above to remain in figures. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes should only be used within single quotes. Quotations of 45 words or more should be indented from the text with a line space above and below. Photographic illustrations included in a paper submitted for publication should be provided in JPEG or TIFF format with minimum resolution of 300 dpi and 1500 pixels.
Citations for all the references should be provided in the article. While citing works, insert a note cue in the text where the citation is to be read and provide details in the footnote. Please mention the author’s name and title of the work in. In the footnotes, books, articles, theses and official publications should be referred to in abbreviated form (i.e., using short titles), with the precise page reference if applicable. Short titles should be capable of standing alone and similar titles by an individual author should be clearly distinguished. Additional information can also be mentioned in the footnotes. An acknowledgement or statement about the background of the article, if any, will be set as an unnumbered footnote, before the other footnotes. complete list of all references cited in the article, including any tables, graphs and maps, should be provided. Do not distinguish between Primary and Secondary references; they must all be included in one alphabetical list. The details in references will be sufficient enough to distinguish the reference in the composite reference list.
In bibliography provide only the list of those books or journal articles which are cited in the article.