The Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya is one of the most important Buddhist temples in the world as it marks the place where the Buddha attained his Enlightenment beneath a Peepul tree. Hundreds of monks from different parts of the world reside in the monasteries in the small town of Bodh Gaya. Defined by their austerities, driven by their desire to attain Nirvana, Buddhist monks at Bodh Gaya lead a life that is spiritual, simple and pure. Clad in red or yellow robes, they prostrate, read scriptures, and meditate, and seek the supreme insight.