The temple is a timeless monument to faith, as are most temples around the world. His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet's residence is adjacent (but inaccessible if you're interested) which makes it all the more special for those of us who respect this man.
Previously, you could take cameras and other electronic equipment into the temple whenever HHDL wasn't there, however, after this year's bombing at Bodh Gaya and the alleged threats against HHDL, this is no longer possible. For your convenience, there is a small booth just past the entrance gates where you can deposit these items for free.
Since the ban on electronic items, this place has become more of what it should be, a reverential place of worship. There are plenty of places where you can sit and meditate or contemplate quietly.
The upstairs area which houses the two main temples (or shrines) must be circumambulated (walked around) in a clockwise direction. Also the prayer wheels which are at the back of the main room, should be turned in the same direction. (FYI: Buddhist practice clockwise, Bon po's practice anti-clockwise.)
The paint may be pealing but this is still a majestic site.
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