Bodh Gaya Temple reopens after blasts

 Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace at Tergar Monastery in Bodhgaya on Monday, a day after serial explosions at Mahabodhi temple.
Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace at Tergar Monastery in Bodhgaya on Monday, a day after serial explosions at Mahabodhi temple.

Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya in Bihar province of India, reopened Monday evening. This world famous UNESCO heritage site was rocked by series of explosions on Sunday early morning, which left three people injured. Visitors were allowed in the temple after thorough search by security agencies. Thousands of people thronged the temple immediately after the gate was opened.

Blasts did some damage to India’s one of the most visited tourist sites. Reasons are still being investigated, and it is still too early to say that who was behind these blasts.

Few more pictures from the explosion and its aftermath-

Buddhist Monks take part in a silent protest against serial explosions at Bodhgaya, in Kolkata on Sunday.
Buddhist Monks take part in a silent protest against serial explosions at Bodhgaya, in Kolkata on Sunday.

 

 

Security agencies inspecting the blast site at Bodh Gaya after the explosions
Security agencies inspecting the blast site at Bodh Gaya after the explosions
Damage caused by the blasts at temple premises
Damage caused by the blasts at temple premises

 

Bomb defusal personnel recover a cane bomb,  near the statue of Lord Buddha at World Heritage Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya on Sunday
Bomb defusal personnel recover a cane bomb, near the statue of Lord Buddha at World Heritage Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya on Sunday
An NSG expert collecting samples at Mahabodhi Mahavihara in Bodhgaya on Monday, a day after serial blasts in the temple
An NSG expert collecting samples at Mahabodhi Mahavihara in Bodhgaya on Monday, a day after serial blasts in the temple
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