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Vietnamese PM prays at Bodh Gaya, says Buddhism binds India, Vietnam

October 27
23:54 2014

 

Vietnamese PM prays at Bodh Gaya, says Buddhism binds India, Vietnam

Vietnamese PM prays at Bodh Gaya, says Buddhism binds India, Vietnam

Patna, Oct 27 Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Monday visited Bodh Gaya and prayed at the Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism’s holiest shrine.

Prime Minister Dung, who is here on a two-day visit, also circumambulated the ancient Mahabodhi tree under which the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.

Mantras of the Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism schools were chanted in Vietnamese as well in deference to Prime Minister Dung and his wife Tran Thanh Kiem.

After the prayers, Prime Minister Dung said that Buddhism binds India and Vietnam together.

He also proposed that there should be direct flights between Bodh Gaya and Hanoi, and sought visa-on-arrival facility for Vietnamese saying it would boost the number of Buddhist pilgrims to the site.

Dung also announced a decision to sign a MoU with India on the Nalanda University as part of reverence for the ancient university where Buddhism studies flourished more than 1,000 years ago, and also to revive Buddhist links, official sources said.

Earlier, the Vietnamese leader arrived at the Buddhist pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya on a day-long visit.

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi welcomed Prime Minister Dung at the Gautam Buddha International Airport near Bodh Gaya.

Ahead of the visit, Vietnam’s Ambassador Thanh Tan Saturday visited Patna and met Manjhi.

The 1,500-year-old Buddhist shrine in Bodh Gaya, some 110 km from here, is where Gautama Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment about 2,550 years ago.

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