Buddhist from across the globe gathered in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, on Sunday to attend a conference, aimed at spreading the message of peace.
The conference started with a special prayer session at the famed Mahabodhi Buddhist temple premises in Bodhgaya, Bihar.
The conference has been held for the last 25 years.
“This annual ceremony has been organising for the last 25 year, more than 25 year and today also as it happened in the morning, we prayed in the Nipunji Japanese temple and conference will take place in the afternoon from today,” said a Buddhist.
Monks from countries like Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and several other countries ,including India were participating in the event.
The purpose of holding such an event was to popularize the ideologies of Buddhism, especially peace and solidarity, among the masses from across the globe.
“The message of this conference purpose is to spread the teaching of the Buddha, peace, harmony, brotherhood, and solidarity among the human races in India and outside of India,” said another Buddhist.
Bodh Gaya is regarded as a holy spot as Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment under a tree and it still exists although in a pitiable state, even after thousands of years. (ANI)