THE MATH (Shaiv Math)

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On 1590 A.D. a wandering Saiva monk Gossain Ghamandi Giri arrived at Buddhagaya and decided to make the place his permanent abode. Hence, close to the ruins of the Temple, he erected a small monastery and in course of time this monastery grew in importance and developed into the present enormous Math of the Mahanth. Later on the adjacent villages including the temple were given to him as grants by the Muslim emperor of Delhi. After independence the Temple came into the hands of Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee. At present the Math has a very good collection of Buddhist sculptures which is worth seeing.

OTHER IMPORTANT SITES SURROUNDINGS BODHGAYA

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