Lord Buddha`s seat of enlightenment dazzles with Thai gold

The Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, shined as its dome was inlaid with 280 kilograms of gold donated by devotees from Thailand.

ANI| Updated: Nov 29, 2013, 13:12 PM IST

Bodh Gaya: The Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, shined as its dome was inlaid with 280 kilograms of gold donated by devotees from Thailand.

"Installation of gold donated by Thai devotees is now over. The temple is now complete," said Secretary Mahabodhi Temple, N Dorjee.

The Mahabodhi temple is a sacred place for Buddhists around the world as it is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.

This temple witnessed a series of low intensity explosions on July 07 this year in which two monks were injured.