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OPENING OF THE SUJATA GARDEN OF THE MAHABODHI MAHAVIHARA

Until quite recently, the garden area to the south of the Mahabodhi Temple was in very poor condition. In 2008 LBDFI- India undertook to clean up the area, removing 40 tractor loads of rubbish and adding over 1,000 tractor loads of topsoil to create a landscaped slope suitable for planting.

In 2009 the Foundation teamed up with San Francisco based Greenworks Design to design and plant an new garden for the south of the temple. Click here to look at the Plans. A reinforced wall was constructed to create an elevated terrace with steps leading down to a pavilion suitable for walking meditation. The fountain was extended to surround the Vietnamese rock garden and boundary walls were created on either side to create a garden dedicated to the plants of the Tipitaka. Planting was undertaken in the autumn of 2010 and on December 13th, 2010 the Sujata Garden of the Mahabodhi Mahavihara was officially opened. The garden is now open to visitors to the temple when they walk around the Mucalinda lake to the south of the Mahavihara.

For more details please download the Beautiful Bodhgaya brochure.

OFFERING PLANTS AND PLAQUES WITH DEDICATED WORDS FROM THE PALI CANON SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE GARDEN.