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Bodh Gayā is one of the most important Buddhist places of pilgrimage in the Buddhist world and known for Gautama Buddha’s enlightenment and the existence of Mahābodhi Temple built to mark this event. Buddhist literatures such as Pāli Tipitaka, Mahayana sūtras- Lalitavistara Sūtra and Oral histories mentioning Bodh Gayā and are full of different stories, conflicts, and subtle complexities. This paper extensively discusses the illustrations of Bodh Gayā as a Buddhist Site in various Buddhist literature and Chinese travelogue.

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Kumar, A. (2019). Bodh Gayā Narratives in Ancient Literatures. History Research Journal, 5(6), 2346-2362. Retrieved from