Dear Dhamma friends,
In the Mahabodhi Temple there are ‘seven places’ clearly marked for the Buddha’s stay at each place for seven days after his attaining Enlightenment:
First week on the throne (pallanka sattaha), second week of the unblinking gaze (animisa sattaha), third week on the walk (cankama sattaha), fourth week in Jeweled House (ratanaghara sattaha), fifth week at Ajapala Nigrodha tree (ajapala sattaha), sixth week at Mucalinda (mucalinda sattaha), and seventh week at Rajayatana tree (rajayatana sattaha).
These places are rather meaningful for visitors. I hope these are not just created (by someone) for pilgrims. Are these the actual places of the ‘seven weeks’? Does anyone know how scholars/archeologists find out the seven places?