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MAHABODHI TEMPLE India Buddha World Heritage Silver Coin Bhutan 2012


Fifth coin of "World Buddha Heritage" series that celebrates the different schools of Buddhism and the eight lucky or auspicious Buddhist Symbols. This coin features The Buddha seated beneath the Bodhi Tree at Mahabodhi Temple where Siddharta attained enlightenment and the answers that he had sought.

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The Mahabodhi Temple
The Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya (located in Gaya district) is located about 96 km (60 mi) from Patna, Bihar state, India.
Next to the temple, on its western side, is the holy Bodhi tree. In the Pali Canon, the site is called Bodhimanda,[1] and the monastery there the Bodhimanda Vihara. The tallest tower is 55 metres (180 ft) tall. The Vault of Mahabodhi Temple is being coated with Gold plates weighing 290 kg by the Government of Thailand.

  • CountryBhutan
  • Year2012
  • Face Value250 Ngultrum
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.7
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)10.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
This World Buddha Heritage coin features The Buddha seated beneath the Bodhi Tree at Mahabodhi Temple on its obverse and the Meto Pema (lotus) on the reverse. Chosen for its religious significance, the coin pays homage to the founder of Buddhism, at the site where he attained enlightenment. On the reverse of the coin, the Meto Pema (lotus) is featured. The lotus is one of the most poignant representations of Buddhism, symbolising the complete purification of body, speech and mind.