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The Great Awakening Temple

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This small sculpture sits at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India—a popular place for both Buddhists and Hindus because the site is said to be where Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment. Today the Mahabodhi Temple's grounds are filled with robed monks who have travel from as far as Thailand to pay homage to the Buddha.

The temple is centrally located in the town of Bodh Gaya, and it's essentially the only reason to come for a visit. It is a quaint town with a gloriously slow pace of life.

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by Colin Roohan
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