Muchalinda Lake in Bodh Gaya

Muchalinda Lake Overview

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Named after Muchalinda, the Snake King of the Lake, this lake is yet another peaceful spot in Bodh Gaya. It is believed that during Buddha’s sixth week of meditation, a huge storm broke out here while Buddha was meditating.

It was then that Muchalinda came out from his abode beneath the lake to protect Lord Buddha from the uproar of the storm. Muchalinda used his hood so as not to disrupt Buddha from his meditation. The structure depicting the epic story is placed at the center of Muchalinda Lake and is a part of the Mahabodhi Temple, located on the right side.

  • Opening Closing Time 5 am to 9 pm (Daily)

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry; Camera: INR 20; Video: INR 300

Religious Lake and Waterfall


Mahabodhi Temple, By Pass Road, Bodhgaya