Buddhist monks from Thailand hold candlelight vigil for world peace in Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nov.16 : Buddhist monks from Thailand took out a candlelight vigil for 'world peace' in Bodh Gaya, Bihar on Friday.

A Buddhist priest, Bhante Dinanand, said: "Thai devotees are part of the march. They offered 290 kilograms of gold to the idol of the Lord Buddha. The candlelight march is part of that offering."

Buddhism is considered to be a path of practice and spiritual development, which leads to an understanding of the true nature of reality.

Buddhist practices like meditation is a means of changing yourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom and move closer to spiritualism.

The Mahabodhi Temple complex, one of the holiest Buddhist shrines in the world, is visited by Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka, China, Japan and the entire of South East Asia.

This temple is a sacred place for Buddhists around the world as Lord Buddha attained enlightenment at this place.

In July this year, the temple witnessed a series of low intensity explosions in which two monks were injured.

In the year 2002 the UNESCO declared Mahabodhi Temple as a world heritage site.

--ANI (Posted on 17-11-2013)

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