PM Modi prays at Maya Devi temple in Nepal’s Lumbini; seeks Budhha's blessings for peaceful planet
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered prayers at the sacred Maya Devi temple here in Nepal on the occasion of Buddha Purnima and said he felt blessed, hoping that Lord Buddha would bless all and make the planet peaceful and prosperous.
"On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, both Prime Ministers offered pooja and prayers at the sacred Mayadevi temple in Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha," Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Twitter.
Modi was accompanied by Deuba and his spouse Dr Arzu Rana Deuba.
The leaders paid their respects at the Marker Stone inside the temple premises, which pinpoints the exact birth spot of Lord Buddha. They attended the pooja conducted as per Buddhist rituals, it said.
The two Prime Ministers also lit lamps near the Ashoka Pillar located adjacent to the temple.
"A timeless bond of friendship… Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @SherBDeuba at the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini," the PMO tweeted along with a picture of Prime Minister Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Deuba watering the Bodhi tree sapling.
This is his first to Lumbini.
''Landed in Nepal. Happy to be among the wonderful people of Nepal on the special occasion of Buddha Purnima. Looking forward to the programmes in Lumbini,'' Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter upon his arrival.
"I would like to thank PM @SherBDeuba for the warm welcome in Lumbini," Modi said in a tweet.
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