BODH GAYA: The 12 day-long Kalchakra puja concluded here today with emotions flowing everywhere.
One of the prominent participants at the concluding day ceremony was Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Kumar urged the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to organize yet another Kalchakra puja at Bodh Gaya, promising all support from the state government.
“We are very fortunate to serve the devotees coming to attend the rituals,” said the chief minister in his address and thanked Dalai Lama for praising him for the alcohol ban.
He said such rituals would promote world peace and foster social harmony in the society.
So far, Kalchakra puja has been organized twice in Tibet, 12 times in foreign countries while India has hosted this event 19 times.
More than 250,000 Buddhist devotees from 92 countries participated in the rituals which started on January 2 this year.