The famous tree which shielded the Lord and helped him attain his goal has been immortalized. It is believed to have fathered similar trees around the world. Buddha meditated below this tree for the first seven days of enlightenment. The present day tree is believed to be a direct descendant of the original one. The original was burnt down and destroyed by many kings. It is said emperor Ashoka was so distressed by this fact that he ordered a branch of the tree in Sri Lanka, planted it there and took so much care that the jealous queen ordered its destruction.
BEST TIME TO VISIT BODHGAYA
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Bodhgaya is as given below. The best time to visit Bodhgaya is also specified.