BODHGAYA MONASTRIES

THE GREAT BUDDHA STATUE

The construction of the eighty (80) feet high Buddha statue was completed and its unveiling ceremony was performed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the 18th November, 1989. 


The great Buddha statue was designed in Japan and its one fourth size model was prepared by an Indian artist of Calcutta. This statue’s interior construction is of concrete pillars and several cells inside where more than 20 thousand small bronze Buddhas have been enshrined. This Great statue, however symbolises the greatness of the Buddha Dhamma as followed by his disciples. At present this statue is the highest Buddha Statue in India.