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Dalai Lama to reach Bodh Gaya in December, to give religious discourses


PATNA: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will be arriving at Bodh Gaya in Bihar next month as part of his 50-day-long tour.

Bodh Gaya where Buddha had attained enlightenment in the 6th century BC is considered the holiest of the holy land for the Buddhists across the globe.

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During his three-day stay in the land of Buddha, the Dali Lama will give religious discourses at the Kalchkara Ground in January.

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“The Dalai Lama will arrive in Bodh Gaya on December 26. His tour will be 50-day-long. During his stay, the Dalai Lama will be offering discourses at the Kalchakra Maidan on January 5-7 and again on January 14-16”, a Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee member Arvind Kumar Singh was quoted as saying by news agency PTI on Saturday.

As per the report, the Dalai Lama is also expected to receive a number of heads of state from ASEAN countries who are likely to visit Delhi for attending the Republic Day celebrations and then fly to Bodh Gaya to seek the blessings of the revered spiritual leader.

Earlier this year in January, the Dalia Lama had kicked off the 34th Kalchakra puja at Bodh Gaya.

Around 100,000 Buddhist devotees and monks hailing from Britain, USA, France, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Nepal, Vietnam, Korea, Mongolia, Bhutan Myanmar, Thailand, Laos  and other countries attended the function.

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