Thai Monastery Bodhgaya-Ashtadhatu Statue
Thai Monastery, Bodhgaya is an example of exquisite art and architecture. The Thai Monastery houses a beautiful Thai Temple also called the Wat Thai. The Thai Monastery was built by the Royal Government of Thailand on request of our ex-Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to commemorate the 2500 years of Buddhism. The Thai Temple of Bodhgaya is also an example of Indo-Thai friendship.
The Thai Temple has a 25-meter high bronze statue of Lord Buddha with his hair tied in a bun catches the eye. The Thai Temple is adorned with a sloping and curved roof which is covered with golden tiles is an example of Thai architecture. The corners of the temple are decorated with images and carvings of Buddha in different forms. The temple also organizes meditation classes in morning and evening. The Monastery also organizes retreats every year in the month of January that includes meditation practices, teachings on awakening, insight meditation, instruction on Yoga and interactive session on liberation and daily life issues. The aura is very serene and thus you can find many meditation centers near the monastery.