DAILY PHOTO: Buddha Under the Bodhi Tree

Taken September 24, 2013 at the Mahabodhi Society Temple in Bangalore

Taken September 24, 2013 at the Maha- Bodhi Society Temple in Bangalore

There are a whole series of these brightly colored bas-reliefs in recesses in the exterior wall at the Mahabodhi Loka Shanti Buddha Vihara, which is a temple run by the Maha-Bodhi Society. This society was founded by a Sri Lankan monk with the intention of bringing Buddhism back to India. While Buddhism was founded in India, there had been a long period of decline of individuals self-identifying as Buddhists.

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