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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Makes Pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

By   — BT NEWSDESK

Bodh Gaya: On arriving at Bodh Gaya yesterday, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was given a formal welcome at the main Tibetan Monastery, Gaden Phelgyeling by thousands of devotees and well-wishers around the world.

This morning at around 8 AM, His Holiness the Dalai Lama made a pilgrimage to the World Heritage Maha Bodhi Mahavihara Temple, revered as the seat of Lord Buddha’s enlightenment, to offer prayers to the Buddha statue inside the temple. The Tibetan spiritual leader was escorted by His retinues and upon reaching the temple, His Holiness was warmly welcomed by the Secretary and members of Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee, including a large number of devotees and pilgrims.

The 88-year-old Tibetan spiritual paid His respects before the renowned statue of the Buddha, Monks of Namgyal Monastery then joined him in reciting a praise of the Buddha known as the ‘Three Continuums’, the ‘Heart Sutra’, ‘Illuminating the Threefold Faith—an Invocation of the Seventeen Great Scholar-Adepts of Glorious Nalanda’, ‘Dependent Arising: a Praise of the Buddha’, ‘The Seven Limbs from the Samantabhadra Prayer’, the ‘Words of Truth’ and so forth.

While talking to the media, His Holiness the Dalai Lama remarked “I feel very honoured to pray in front of this very special Buddha Statue and at a very sacred place”. He further commented on the climate emergency, stating that things are getting difficult in the world and, furthermore expressed his prayer to the Buddha in overcoming such difficult issues. His Holiness stated, “We are fortunate to be able to pray to the Buddha that we may overcome these difficulties”.

 

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

 

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama makes a pilgrimage to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Photo by Tenzin Choejor.