(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered prayers at the
sacred Maya Devi temple here in Nepal on the occasion of Buddha
He was accompanied by his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur
Deuba during his visit to the historic temple, the birth place of
“Beginning the Nepal visit with prayers at the sacred Maya Devi
Temple, Lumbini,” the Office of the Prime Minister of India
“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, who is in the Himalayan nation at the invitation of Deuba,
is paying a day-long visit to Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha
'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.
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