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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ratnachakarma- the carvings in the shape of lotus at Mahabodhi temple

Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya is not only religious place for Boudhas, also an architectural wonder. This is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Its built in Gupta Architecture. There is a main Stupa, which has beautiful Budha idol  and many small viharas.
After enlightenment, Goutam Bhuddha spent seven weeks in meditation here. One of these is,  Ratnachakarma. Budha is said to have walked between Animeshlochana temple and Mahabhodhi tree in meditation.Along the path, where Budha walked,it said that lotus sprung.These lotus shaped , cavred rocks make us to visualize the same :



 On a platform also the lotus flower shape is carved:
This was decorated with flowers, so the carvings cannot be seen properly. This is also called Ratnachakarma or the jewel walk. Soon will write about some more carvings in this temple.
 
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful. This is in my wish list.

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  2. Bodh Gaya temple has an ethereal beauty about it. As you walk around the premises you notice complete silence and a great sense of peace and tranquility.

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  3. Dropping by to Wish you and family a Happy and Fantastic New Year 2015
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  4. Oh! When will I be there!
    Great pics.

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