Mulgandha Kuti Vihar

Buddhist Temple in Sarnath

This turreted temple was completed in 1931 by the Mahabodhi Society, and is noted for its unique wall frescoes, which look almost like animation stills. Buddha’s first sermon is chanted daily, starting between 6pm and 7pm, depending on the season. A bodhi tree growing outside was transplanted in 1931 from the tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, which in turn is said to be the offspring of the original tree in Bodhgaya.