Bodhgaya near the city of Gaya in the Indian state of Bihar is the village that built around the Vajra Seat. By the Bhodi Tree near the Vajrasana is the main stupa called Mahabodhi surrounded by numerous smaller chatiyas. Because at the time of the Muslim invasions in the 13th century the site was abandoned to the jungle, it survived the massive destructions and is preserved today. The Archaeological Museum also houses many relics. The site is flooded with Tibetans from November to February when the weather is not unbearably hot. Since 1987, the Nyingma Mönlam Chenmo is held in Bodhgaya every year during the first ten days of the 12th Tibetan month.