Buddhist temples open during Holi? (specifically mahabodhi)

#1 Dec 9th, 2011, 05:33
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Hi everyone,

3rd trip to India next year - first post!

We are very much looking forward to visiting the holy sites of Bodhgaya in March, but our visit will coincide with the hindu festival of holi (8th March 2012) - does anyone know whether these buddhist temples will remain open on this day?

Anyone been there at that time? Will the restaurants and other amenities be open?

I hope someone will be able to help us!
Thanks in advance.
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#2 Dec 13th, 2011, 22:03
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Originally Posted by stinas View Post Hi everyone,

3rd trip to India next year - first post!

We are very much looking forward to visiting the holy sites of Bodhgaya in March, but our visit will coincide with the hindu festival of holi (8th March 2012) - does anyone know whether these buddhist temples will remain open on this day?

Anyone been there at that time? Will the restaurants and other amenities be open?

I hope someone will be able to help us!
Thanks in advance.
Take care & keep up the good work - this site is great.
As Holi is a main festival in that part of India travelling there will be difficult for you.

In the evening things will be calm ( not color throwing).

Yes temple will be open.

Restaurants will be open in evening only.
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Thank you so much for your reply Gupta.

We have already booked our train tickets and should be arriving in the morning on the 7th March. We plan to leave on the 9th so if all goes to plan we won't be travelling at all during Holi and will be able to enjoy the main event! And it's a comfort to know that we'll have access to the temples if we don't manage to see everything the day before.

Will be sure to remember to get some snacks to get us through to evening time.

Thanks again!

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