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Published: 26th January 2013 10:59 AM
Last Updated: 26th January 2013 10:59 AM
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will visit Bodh
Gaya in Bihar Feb 8 to pray at the site where Lord Buddha attained
enlightenment, an official said Saturday.
The president will also meet Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
"Rajapaksa will visit Bodh Gaya to offer prayers at the
Mahabodhi temple for peace and development of his country," an official
Thousands of Sri Lankans visit Bodh Gaya annually.
Bodh Gaya's 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi Temple is considered
Buddhism's holiest shrine. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in
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