Tergar Monastery, Daijokyo Buddist Temple, Bihar, India
The Shakado, established in 1983, is the main building of Daijokyo Buddhist Temple. The Main Hall on the first floor enshrines the principal images of Daijokyo: the Eternal Shakyamuni Buddha, Visistacaritra, Anantacaritra, Visuddhacaritra and Supratisthitacaritra. The three-story pagoda atop the rooftop contains Reliquary Hall (third floor) which enshrines holy relics of Buddha, and Founder’s Hall (second floor), which houses a bronze bust of the Most Rev. Tatsuko Sugiyama, the founder of Daijokyo.
Bodhgaya, the place of Buddha’s Enlightenment (attainment of Buddhahood by Sakyamuni under the Bodhi Tree), is one of the holy places in Buddhism where Buddhist countries around the world have their own temples. As a member of this international circle of Buddhists, Daijokyo established the Shakado to contribute to the prosperity of Bodhgaya and overcome the barriers of differences in tradition and culture.