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2566th Buddha Jayanti commemorated in Bodh Gaya on Monday . Special prayers were also held at the Sri Lankan spiritual center of Mahabodhi Society of India .

Gaya, Jan. 25, 1976, the 2566th Buddha Jayanti was commemorated in Bodh Gaya on Monday by a large number of devotees and dignitaries at the world heritage Mahabodhi Mahavihara.For peace and prosperity, special prayers were also held at the Sri Lankan spiritual center of Mahabodhi Society of India (MSI).On the MSI campus, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Vihara lit an akhand lamp.The beginning of Buddha Jayanti celebrations was marked by two peace procesions, one by the Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee (BTMC), from the 80ft Buddha statue to Mahabodhi Mahavihara, the other from MSI to Mahavihara.

He also visited the MSI to perform a darshan of the sacred relics.For prayers, the sacred relics of Sakyamuni Buddha and his two prominent disciples, Sariputta and Mahamoggallana, were taken to Mahabodhi Mahavihara sanctum sanctum.The relics were later held at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Vihara for the public.Buddha's message of truth and non-violence is timeless.

Strong people-to-people links between Thailand and India, especially in religious and spiritual terms, were praised by the governor of Kerala.For the success of the Niranjana river recharge program (NRRM), a naag puja was also held on the bank of the Niranjana river.The puja was attended by Thai consulates general in Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Chennai, as well as other diplomats and Thai embassy officials, as well as monks of the Royal Thai monastery in Bodh Gaya.For this purpose, nine statues of Sheshnaag were imported from Thailand.

On Monday evening, NRRM lit 5000 earthen lamps on the bank of the Niranjana river to celebrate the mission's success.We celebrated Buddha Jayanti with traditional fervour after a gap of two years.Monks and devotees from several other Buddhist countries participated as well.Buddha Jayanti was just symbolic in 2020 and 2021 because of the Covid ban, according to Mahabodhi Mahavihara chief priest Bhikkhu Chalinda.