Popular Buddhist pilgrimage site 'Mahabodhi Temple' reopens after months of COVID-19 shutdown

New Delhi, Sept 1: India's popular Buddhist pilgrimage site, the Mahabodhi Temple or the Mahabodhi Mahavihar has been re-opened from August 27 after being shut down for months due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mahabodhi Temple, which was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002, was shut down in April to curb the spread of the virus.
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Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee (BTMC) Secy, Nangzey Dorjee said, "We had to, unfortunately, keep the (Mahabodhi) temple closed since around last April for everyone's safety. The good thing is that from today the temple has been reopened at normal timings from 5 am (GMT1130) to 9(GMT 0330) in the evening so we did proper preparations and it was reopened."