Sikyong saddened by bomb blasts at Bodh Gaya


July 7, 2013 3:02 pm

DHARAMSHALA: The Tibetan leader of the Central Tibetan Administration expressed deep sadness over the serial bomb blasts at the world famous Mahabodhi Temple in the northern Indian state of Bihar.

“I am deeply saddened to learn about the series of bomb blasts at Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya, Bihar, north India. My prayers for the injured and their family members,” Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay said in a statement.

Multiple bomb blasts hit the temple complex between 5:30-6:00 am Sunday, leaving two people injured and temple properties damaged.

Strongly condemning the bomb blasts, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said: “Our composite culture and traditions teach us respect for all religions and such attacks on religious places will never be tolerated.”

Hundreds of thousands of Buddhist pilgrims from across the world flock to Mahabodhi Temple where the Buddha attained enlightenment.