Dalai Lama prays for world peace in Bodh Gaya

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Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Jan 6 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama prayed for world peace here on Tuesday.

Hundreds of Buddhists and followers of the Dalai Lama converged at the Kaal Chakra Maidan (Wheel of Time Ground) in Bodh Gaya, the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, as the five-day-long 'Geluk Monlam puja (prayers)' began.

"He (Dalai Lama) has given a lot of practical advise on being nice to the people and being transparent to yourself in your life so that you don't have to hide things from people because you'll have better relations with them and being open to them you'll have more friends," said James, a devotee from London.

Around 50,000 people from across the world are expected to assemble in Bodh Gaya over the five days to hear the Dalai Lama's discourses.uring his stay the Dalai Lama would inaugurate a multimedia museum and visit new stone carvings on Buddha's life erected in the Mahabodhi Mahavihara premises.

The 1,500-year-old holiest Buddhist shrine Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya is where the Buddha attained enlightenment 2,550 years ago. (ANI)

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