The images of Buddha in this area are often of 'skinny' Buddha, as he refrained from eating for much of his 6 years of meditating. Other parts of the world adore 'fleshy' Buddha up to the 'obese' Chinese Buddha.
1 of 3: Bodh Gaya February 28th 2009 **This is the first of 3 back posts (time flies when your having fun!)
The state of Bihar is stated to be the least literate and most lawless part of India.
Welcome to the land of enlightenment!
Bodh Gaya is right in the middle of the state, my first stop after leaving Kolkata. I wanted to like Kolkata, I really did…. But I didn’t. After 1 hour in Bodh Gay ... read more
Asia » India » Bihar » Bodh Gaya The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more