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Mahabodhi - The Great Buddhist Temple
Mahabodhi - The Great Buddhist Temple
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Marking the spot of Buddha's enlightenment, Bodhgaya is greatly revered by Buddhists, especially for the bodhi tree beneath which the Master sat in Meditation. After the death of Buddha, Bodhgaya flourished as an important religious center and numerous shrines, stupas and monasteries were erected. The site continued to attract pilgrims and was only abandoned in the 15th century.

The Revival of interest in Bodhgaya began in 1802, when the Burmese sent a mission there. It soon attracted the attention of British administrators as well. Francis Buchanan-Hamilton visited the site in 1811, and published a report in 1836. Alexander Cunningham first visited the site in 1811, and published a report in 1836. Alexander Cunningham first visited the site in 861, and recommended that excavations be conducted. These were undertaken my major Mead in 1863, but no report was published, Cunningham returned to Bodhgaya in 1871, and then published a comprehensive report. Between 1875 and 1880, the British government in co-operation with the Burmese mission, began to repair the site thoroughly.

The remains of Bodhgaya date from as early as the Maurya and Shunga eras, as wells as from later Gupta and Pala periods. The site is dominated by the soaring tower of the Mahabodhi temple, which is built in front of the Bodhi tree. The temple is one of the important monuments of ancient India and has been frought with controversy, since the late 19th century, when restorations gave it its present form. Built over earlier temple, it stands on the site of the Buddha's enlightenment and is the sole survivor of monumental brick traditions in eastern India. The temple is surrounded by a stone railing and innumerable votive stupas and several shrines.

Present work first published in 1892, is a detailed report of Alexander Cunningham's visit to the temple in 1881, and describes in detail the important discoveries by him.

About the Author

Sir Alexander Cunningham (1814-1893) was the first Archaeological Surveyor to the Government of India (1861-1865), the department was abolished in 1865, but revived in1870, with Cunningham as the Director, he held the post until he retired in 1885.

Apart from his official reports of his annual tours and his occasional contribution to the Asitic Society of Bengal, he wrote on Ladakh; The Bhilsa Topes; The Ancient Geography of India: The Buddhist Period; Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum, vol. I; Inscription of Ashoka; The Stupa of Bharhut; The Book of Indian Eras; Mhabodhi; Coins of Ancient India; Later Indo-Scythians; Coins of Medieval India; Coins of Alexander's Successors in the East

Contents

    PREFACE

  1. - HISTORICAL NOTICES

  2. - TEMPLE OF ASOKA

  3. - BUDDHA'S WALK

  4. - RAILING OF ASOKA'S TEMPLE

  5. - INSCRIPTIONS OF ASOKA RAILING

  6. - GREAT TEMPLE OF MAHABODHI

  7. - ADDITIONS AND RESTORATIONS

  8. - BODHI TREE, OR BODHI-DRUMA

  9. - TORAN GATEWAY

  10. - MONUMRNTS IN COUR-YARD

  11. - MONUMENTS OUTSIDE THE WALLS

  12. - MONASTERY OF MAHABODHI SANGHARAMA

  13. - VOTIVE STUPAS

  14. - SEALS WITH FIGURES AND INCRIPTIONS

  15. - SCULPTURES

  16. - INSCRIPTION, GENERAL REVIEW OF

  17. - INDO-SCYTHIAN AND GUPTA         A.D. 150-600

  18. - MEDIEVAL         A.D. 600-1000

  19. - CHINESE         A.D. 1000-1100

  20. - BURMESE         A.D. 1035-1079

  21. - OF ASOKA-BALLA           A.D. 1150-1181

  22. - PAVEMENT SLABS           A.D. 1300-1330
    APPENDIX

  1. ARCHES AND VAULTS

  2. GROUND PLAN OF TEMPLE


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Marking the spot of Buddha's enlightenment, Bodhgaya is greatly revered by Buddhists, especially for the bodhi tree beneath which the Master sat in Meditation. After the death of Buddha, Bodhgaya flourished as an important religious center and numerous shrines, stupas and monasteries were erected. The site continued to attract pilgrims and was only abandoned in the 15th century.

The Revival of interest in Bodhgaya began in 1802, when the Burmese sent a mission there. It soon attracted the attention of British administrators as well. Francis Buchanan-Hamilton visited the site in 1811, and published a report in 1836. Alexander Cunningham first visited the site in 1811, and published a report in 1836. Alexander Cunningham first visited the site in 861, and recommended that excavations be conducted. These were undertaken my major Mead in 1863, but no report was published, Cunningham returned to Bodhgaya in 1871, and then published a comprehensive report. Between 1875 and 1880, the British government in co-operation with the Burmese mission, began to repair the site thoroughly.

The remains of Bodhgaya date from as early as the Maurya and Shunga eras, as wells as from later Gupta and Pala periods. The site is dominated by the soaring tower of the Mahabodhi temple, which is built in front of the Bodhi tree. The temple is one of the important monuments of ancient India and has been frought with controversy, since the late 19th century, when restorations gave it its present form. Built over earlier temple, it stands on the site of the Buddha's enlightenment and is the sole survivor of monumental brick traditions in eastern India. The temple is surrounded by a stone railing and innumerable votive stupas and several shrines.

Present work first published in 1892, is a detailed report of Alexander Cunningham's visit to the temple in 1881, and describes in detail the important discoveries by him.

About the Author

Sir Alexander Cunningham (1814-1893) was the first Archaeological Surveyor to the Government of India (1861-1865), the department was abolished in 1865, but revived in1870, with Cunningham as the Director, he held the post until he retired in 1885.

Apart from his official reports of his annual tours and his occasional contribution to the Asitic Society of Bengal, he wrote on Ladakh; The Bhilsa Topes; The Ancient Geography of India: The Buddhist Period; Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum, vol. I; Inscription of Ashoka; The Stupa of Bharhut; The Book of Indian Eras; Mhabodhi; Coins of Ancient India; Later Indo-Scythians; Coins of Medieval India; Coins of Alexander's Successors in the East

Contents

    PREFACE

  1. - HISTORICAL NOTICES

  2. - TEMPLE OF ASOKA

  3. - BUDDHA'S WALK

  4. - RAILING OF ASOKA'S TEMPLE

  5. - INSCRIPTIONS OF ASOKA RAILING

  6. - GREAT TEMPLE OF MAHABODHI

  7. - ADDITIONS AND RESTORATIONS

  8. - BODHI TREE, OR BODHI-DRUMA

  9. - TORAN GATEWAY

  10. - MONUMRNTS IN COUR-YARD

  11. - MONUMENTS OUTSIDE THE WALLS

  12. - MONASTERY OF MAHABODHI SANGHARAMA

  13. - VOTIVE STUPAS

  14. - SEALS WITH FIGURES AND INCRIPTIONS

  15. - SCULPTURES

  16. - INSCRIPTION, GENERAL REVIEW OF

  17. - INDO-SCYTHIAN AND GUPTA         A.D. 150-600

  18. - MEDIEVAL         A.D. 600-1000

  19. - CHINESE         A.D. 1000-1100

  20. - BURMESE         A.D. 1035-1079

  21. - OF ASOKA-BALLA           A.D. 1150-1181

  22. - PAVEMENT SLABS           A.D. 1300-1330
    APPENDIX

  1. ARCHES AND VAULTS

  2. GROUND PLAN OF TEMPLE


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