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Freedom Struggle of Maha Bodhi Temple
By: Ashwaveer W. Gajbhiye

Freedom Struggle of Maha Bodhi Temple, Ashwaveer W. Gajbhiye


 
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Author: Ashwaveer W. Gajbhiye
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789391985349
Publication Date: 2023


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Mahabodhi Temple the summum sanctum sanctorum of the Buddhists in the world is a singular example of its kind which is not under the control of the Buddhists completely. This is the oldest and first International Shrine and Pilgrimage Centre in the world. King Ashoka visited to this Shrine in around BCE 260. He had laid down the foundation of present Mahabodhi Temple at the adjacent to the Bodhi Tree and also encircle the Bodhi Tree with the fencing of carving stones. By the end of 12th Century A.D. it had commenced the declining of Buddhism in India. Consequently the Mahabodhi Temple was left into deserted condition and unnoticed. In course of time it converted into ruinous state further. In 1590 A.D., a wandering ascetic namely Gosain Ghamendi Gir who belonged to a Brahmanical Shaivite sect came there and made his abode in the vicinity of Mahabodhi Temple Complex. His successor called Mahant sieged easily Mahabodhi Complex and was made a part of his property mensrea. In 1874, during British rule in India, the Burmese king named Mindoon Min had sent a huge financial aid for the repairing of Mahabodhi Temple. The British Government had carried through the complete renovation of it. But it was the irony of fate that it went again under the custody of Mahanta. It was Ven. Anagarika Dharmapala of Ceylon who had launched the campaign for the liberation of the Mahabodhi Temple. On account of his struggle, the transfer of management of the Mahabodhi could possible from the exclusive monopoly of the Mahant. For the complete freedom of the Mahabodhi Ven. Surai Sasai launched the campaign with new vigour but without success satisfactorily.

Freedom Struggle of Maha Bodhi Temple, Ashwaveer W. Gajbhiye, Buddhist World Press, Hardcover, 272 pages, $35.00

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