BODH GAYA: On second day of arrival in Bodh Gaya, His Holiness the Dalai Lama today visited the Mahabodhi Temple, the seat of Lord Buddha’s enlightenment to offer prayers at around 8:50 am.
His Holiness was accompanied by Chair of the 34th Kalachakra Organising Committee, Kalon Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok of Department of Religion and Culture, Kalon Phagpa Tsering Labrang, Department of Security and other representatives of the Central Tibetan Administration.
Devotees from all around India and world lined up the streets leading to the holy site of Mahabodhi temple to greet His Holiness.
Earlier His Holiness gave a private audience to a group of Tibetan pilgrims from Tibet.
The Mahabodhi Mahavihara is revered as the holiest place of Buddhist pilgrimage in the world. It is among the 84,000 shrines built by King Ashoka in the 3rd century BC.