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Bodhgaya, the town where Buddha attained enlightenment.

Bodhgaya is a city in Gaya district, part of Bihar state on the northeast India. Besides being a holy place like many others in India this has two very important features. The first one is that it is the mecca of Buddhist religion in India and the second one is that it is located in the poorest state all over India.

This place is considered holy in Buddhism because according to their beliefs, is there where Prince Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment and became Buddha. The most important place in this city is the Mahabodhi Temple where the Bodhi tree also known as religious ficus is located. It is said that under this tree, Buddha used to sit to conduct their meditations and was there, where after three days and nights of continuous meditation attained nirvana. Since then, Bodhgaya is a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists from around the world.

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