Gold coating of the “gumbad” (vault) of the world heritage Mahabodhi temple started here on Tuesday with the help of experts from Thailand.

A team, led by former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Gen. Pricha, arrived here from Bangkok on Monday with 2.90 quintal gold for the purpose, sources in the Mahabodhi Temple Management Committee said.

The temple in Bodh Gaya where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment is revered world over. — PTI