Section of a model of the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya
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ABR 038

 Code: ABR 038

  Country: India (north-east)

  Style: Late Pala Style

  Date: 1100 - 1200

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 6.2 x 14 x 8

  Materials: Black stone

Model of the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya 

This stone model represents a replica of the most sacred Buddhist temple in the world, the Mahabodhi at Bodhgaya (Bihar, N.-E. India). It is a scale model one four- hundredth the size of the original monument. Bodhgaya is famous among Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world as the location of Shakyamuni’s defeat of Mara.