(I am informed that this is one of the most significant places in Buddhism, as it was the place where The Buddha reached enlightenment. This could be said to be equivalent of the church of the Nativity being destroyed)
Serial blasts rock Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya
Union home secretary Anil Goswami confirmed that the Bodh Gaya blasts were a terror attack.
According to Gaya Police, the blasts took place in quick succession between 5.30 am and 6 am in the temple complex and near the Mahabodhi tree.
While four blasts took place inside the Mahabodhi Temple complex, three occurred in Karmapa monastery, one each near near the 80-ft Buddha statue and at the bus stand near bypass, DIG Magadh range Nayyer Hussnain Khan said.
Arvind Singh, a member of Mahabodhi Temple Management Commitee said two other bombs, one near the 80 feet statue and one at bus stand have been defused.