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Bodh Gaya in Bihar to get face lift as round-the-year tourist destination

Union tourism ministry has announced development plans for Bihar's Bodh Gaya, a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site, to attract tourists all year round.
Union tourism ministry plans to get new infrastructure and facilities in Bodh Gaya, Bihar to make it a round-the-year tourist destination.
Union tourism ministry plans to get new infrastructure and facilities in Bodh Gaya, Bihar to make it a round-the-year tourist destination.
Published on Oct 07, 2021 04:16 PM IST
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Bodh Gaya Tourism institute to get its own building at cost of 50 crores

  • Bodh Gaya was selected as the site for IITTM in the state, considering the need of trained tourism professionals there.
Foreign tourists from Buddhist countries throng Bodh Gaya.
Foreign tourists from Buddhist countries throng Bodh Gaya.
Published on Mar 11, 2021 09:37 AM IST
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By Reena Sopam | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna

Craze for learning Chinese among Bihar tourist guides falls sharply

  • Earlier some guides used to teach Chinese at Bodh Gaya, but now they don’t have students.
The attraction of the Chinese language has lessened among tourist guides in Bodh Gaya due to strained India-China ties and the uncertainty about Chinese tourists' inflow in the future.
The attraction of the Chinese language has lessened among tourist guides in Bodh Gaya due to strained India-China ties and the uncertainty about Chinese tourists' inflow in the future.
Published on Feb 15, 2021 09:30 AM IST
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By Rakesh Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna

Bodh Gaya tourism in deep coma sans international flights and domestic visitors

  • The situation is unlikely to improve anytime soon since the peak season of earning in Bodh Gaya is from October to February.
Resident monks of Bodh Gaya temple had even offered special prayers to mitigate the spread of coronavirus last year.(PTI/File Picture/Representational)
Resident monks of Bodh Gaya temple had even offered special prayers to mitigate the spread of coronavirus last year.(PTI/File Picture/Representational)
Published on Feb 09, 2021 09:28 AM IST
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By Rakesh Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna

Bihar Election 2020: Results for Sherghati, Barachatti, Bodh Gaya, Gaya Town, Belaganj, Wazirganj seats

Bihar Assembly Election 2020 results: Get round-wise updates on vote counting, latest trends, trailing, leading candidates for Sherghati, Barachatti, Bodh Gaya, Gaya Town, Belaganj, Wazirganj seats under Gaya Lok Sabha constituency.
A voter being screened before being allowed to vote, outside a polling station during Bihar assembly elections.(ANI file)
A voter being screened before being allowed to vote, outside a polling station during Bihar assembly elections.(ANI file)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur

Mahabodhi temple’s legendary peepal tree gets ‘natural advantage’ amid Covid-19 lockdown

Without any spraying of nutrients in past nine months, the condition of tree is quite healthy and it is abundant with leaves.
File photo: Tibetan spiritual leader Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, offers prayers at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya.(AFP)
File photo: Tibetan spiritual leader Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, offers prayers at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 06:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Rakesh Singh | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Bodh Gaya’s Mahabodhi temple to reopen from September 21 with restrictions

The temple has remained closed for visitors for the better part of the last 6 months.
Lord Buddha is said to have found enlightenment while sitting under a Peepal tree at the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodh Gaya.(PTI Photo/File)
Lord Buddha is said to have found enlightenment while sitting under a Peepal tree at the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodh Gaya.(PTI Photo/File)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 02:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Reena Sopam | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Worried about NRC, Buddhists in Bodh Gaya fear ‘difficult days’ ahead

Bihar has 25,453 Buddhists as per the 2011 Census, which is 0.02% of state’s population. Apart from this, there are thousands of Buddhists from other countries, who have been living here for over three- four generations.
Monks at Bodh Gaya.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Monks at Bodh Gaya.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 01:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Reena Sopam

13 underprivileged kids from Bodh Gaya headed for France for classes

All these children have already learnt the basics of the French language here and after a formal examination they were finally cleared to pursue the advanced course in the language.
Children at the residential school set up by a French women.(HT Photo)
Children at the residential school set up by a French women.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 08:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha

Security beefed up for Lord Buddha’s birth anniversary in Bodh Gaya

The event took off on Thursday with the Vietnamese Buddhist monks chanting “Buddham Sharanam Gakshami, Dhammam Sharan Gakshami’’ under the legendry Bodhi Tree
Bodh Gaya has turned into a fortress with heavy security deployed at the three-day mega celebration to mark the 2563rd birth anniversary of Lord Buddha(HTPhotos)
Bodh Gaya has turned into a fortress with heavy security deployed at the three-day mega celebration to mark the 2563rd birth anniversary of Lord Buddha(HTPhotos)
Updated on May 18, 2019 02:57 AM IST
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Monks in Bodh Gaya charged with sexual abuse: Police

The Gaya police on Tuesday said an FIR was registered against the monks, AC Lama, Ratneshwar Chakma and Chhota Bhante, and the probe had begun.
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Published on Apr 24, 2019 10:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha

NIA files supplementary chargesheet against 5 people in Bodh Gaya blasts case

The NIA has filed a supplementary chargesheet before NIA Special Court in Patna against five people in connection with the Bodh Gaya blasts.
NIA headquarters at CGO Complex in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT FILE PHOTO)
NIA headquarters at CGO Complex in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 11:05 AM IST
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The Dalai Lama initiates a special teaching session at Bodh Gaya

Initiating the discourse on Bodhisatva in the opening session of his first teaching at Bodh Gaya, the Dalai Lama said that ignorance of truth is the route cause of all the miseries
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama(HT File)
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama(HT File)
Published on Dec 29, 2018 02:15 PM IST
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Muzaffarpur shelter home horror, blast at Bodh Gaya: Crimes that rocked Bihar government in 2018

Communal flare-up in 7 Bihar districts, Brajesh Thakur, Muzaffarpur shelter home case, IED blast in Gaya, woman paraded naked, Shahabuddin’s life sentence, 21 AK-47 assault rifles smuggled into Munger. Everything that shook Bihar government in 2018.
21 AK-47 assault rifles smuggled into Munger, Bihar(File)
21 AK-47 assault rifles smuggled into Munger, Bihar(File)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 02:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar

‘My body is Tibetan but spiritually I’m an Indian,’ says the Dalai Lama

In a freewheeling interview with HT, the Dalai Lama speaks on wide-ranging spiritual and political issues, including what he thinks of India-China ties.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during the an interview with HT at Mahabodhi Temple campus in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, on Sunday, December 23, 2018.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during the an interview with HT at Mahabodhi Temple campus in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, on Sunday, December 23, 2018.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 08:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shishir Gupta

Elaborate security arrangements ahead of the Dalai Lama’s Bodh Gaya visit

 The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), has finalised the schedule of the Dalai Lama for his winter initiations at Bodh Gaya and urged the Gaya district administration and the Bodh Gaya Temple management Committee to ensure proper security arrangements for him during his stay.
The Tibetan spiritual leader arrives here on December 16 for a spiritual sojourn(HT Photo)
The Tibetan spiritual leader arrives here on December 16 for a spiritual sojourn(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 11:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bodh Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha, Bodh Gaya

Chinese Buddhists walk to Bodh Gaya from Nepal

A delegation of 170 Chinese Buddhists which walked all the way from Nepal to Bodh Gaya in Bihar arrived in the pilgrimage town on Sunday to join special chanting sessions of the Tripitak, Buddhism’s holiest scriptures.
The chanting has been organised by the International Buddhist Council and All India Bhikhu Sangh and was held at Kalchakra Maidan but also under the Mahabodhi tree, where Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.(HT Photo)
The chanting has been organised by the International Buddhist Council and All India Bhikhu Sangh and was held at Kalchakra Maidan but also under the Mahabodhi tree, where Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 04, 2018 11:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bodh Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha

Australian’s death in Bodh Gaya: Police probing murder, forced suicide angles

Although the Bodh Gaya police have registered a case of unnatural death as no evidence of any ulterior motive was found, the probe team is exploring all angles, including murder and ‘forced suicide’.
Police is exploring all angles including murder and forced suicide in the case of the death of an Australian in Bodh Gaya.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police is exploring all angles including murder and forced suicide in the case of the death of an Australian in Bodh Gaya.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bodh Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha, Bodh Gaya

Australian tourist found hanging from tree in Bodh Gaya, police say suicide

Police say the tourist had come to India in June on a two-day trip, but overstayed.
Police say they a suicide note in which the man had asked them to inform his sister in Australia about his death.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Police say they a suicide note in which the man had asked them to inform his sister in Australia about his death.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gaya | By B Vijay Murty

Book review of Raghu Rai’s A God In Exile: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Raghu Rai has assembled a range of The Dalai Lama’s photographs which has now turned into a compilation. “A God in Exile: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama” is a journey into the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner through a series of photographs - all in shades of black and white.
It was in 1975 that photographer Raghu Rai first met Buddhist spiritual leader The Dalai Lama in Ladakh.
It was in 1975 that photographer Raghu Rai first met Buddhist spiritual leader The Dalai Lama in Ladakh.
Updated on Oct 23, 2018 05:57 PM IST
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Bodh Gaya sex abuse: Did not think children will be harassed in a holy place, say parents

The village headman said children told him how the Buddhist monk would make them masturbate and beat them at the monastery in Bodh Gaya, Bihar.
The Prajna Jyoti Novice School and Meditation Centre at Bodh Gaya.(HT Photo)
The Prajna Jyoti Novice School and Meditation Centre at Bodh Gaya.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 02:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

At Bodh Gaya monastery, children were made to dance nude with head monk: Cops

Sujoy, the head monk of the centre, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of sexually abusing more than a dozen boys and produced the next day in a local court in Gaya.
55-year-old monk Bhante Sangh Priya, a Bangladeshi national, is escorted by police after being arrested in Bodh Gaya, in Bhiar on Thursday.(AP Photo)
55-year-old monk Bhante Sangh Priya, a Bangladeshi national, is escorted by police after being arrested in Bodh Gaya, in Bhiar on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 03:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha

Children allege monk called them to bedroom, sexually abused them at Buddhist centre in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya

The children said Bhante Shanghpriya Sujoy used to call them in their bedroom and sexually abuse them. They also said they were beaten up by him and even threatened with dire consequences if they refused to oblige him.
Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace during an inter-faith prayer meeting at Raj Ghat. (Photo used for representative purposes only)(AFP File Photo)
Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace during an inter-faith prayer meeting at Raj Ghat. (Photo used for representative purposes only)(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 10:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bodh Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha

Buddhist monk held in Gaya for alleged sexual abuse of 15 boys

The monk ran an institution called “Prasanna Jyoti Buddhist School and Meditation Centre” at Mastipur village in Bodh Gaya where the 15 children - all hailing from Karbi Anglong district in Assam - were studying.
A Buddhist monk offers prayers at Raj Ghat.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)
A Buddhist monk offers prayers at Raj Ghat.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 08:18 AM IST
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Sleeper cell operative allegedly involved in 2013 Bodh Gaya blasts arrested from Bengal

Besides being a sleeper cell member, the arrested person was involved in supplying explosives to the masterminds of the Bodh Gaya blast, the police say.
A national security guard soldier collects evidence from the site of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya a day after the serial blasts in 2013.(AP file photo)
A national security guard soldier collects evidence from the site of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya a day after the serial blasts in 2013.(AP file photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 02:17 PM IST
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All 5 IM extremists sentenced to life in 2013 Bodh Gaya serial blasts case

A series of nine bombs exploded in 30 minutes on July 7, 2013, around the Mahabodhi Temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bodh Gaya, injuring five people.
The convicted Indian Mujahideen militants being produced in a Patna court in the Bodh Gaya serial blasts case on May 31, 2018.(HT Photo)
The convicted Indian Mujahideen militants being produced in a Patna court in the Bodh Gaya serial blasts case on May 31, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 03:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar, Patna

5 convicted in 2013 Bodhgaya serial blasts by NIA court

All five were accused of setting off nine bombs in 30 minutes around the Mahabodhi Temple complex in Bodhgaya. Five people were injured in the explosions.
Broken windows at the Bodh Gaya Buddhist temple complex after low intensity-blasts took place on July 7, 2013.(AFP File Photo)
Broken windows at the Bodh Gaya Buddhist temple complex after low intensity-blasts took place on July 7, 2013.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2018 01:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

18-year-old son of BJP MP arrested in dry Bihar for consuming alcohol

Gaya MP Hari Manjhi denied the charges and said his son was arrested to defame him ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The BJP and Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United are allies in Bihar.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
The BJP and Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United are allies in Bihar.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 01:52 PM IST
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