It was here, in a place now called Bodh Gaya, that a Prince named Siddhartha Gautama experienced nirvana as he sat in meditation beneath a bodhi tree. After becoming a Buddha, or “the awakened one” as he is now known, he traveled the region to seven sights in seven weeks that are now considered sacred in the region.

Now, two thousand five hundred years later, the seed of consciousness he planted there has spread worldwide. People from both the East and the West now travel in pilgrimage to this small town in India with the hope of experiencing their own personal enlightenment.

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