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Myanmar Prez offers prayers at Mahabodhi temple

Asanna Gonmei |

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw today arrived at Bodh Gaya in Bihar and offered prayers at the revered Mahabodhi temple here.

Kyaw, who is here on a two-day visit, offered special prayers at the Mahabodhi temple, Mahabodhi tree under which Lord Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment, Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee member Arvind Kumar Singh said.

He also visited a Burmese monastery besides visiting a 80-feet tall Lord Buddha’s statue and offered prayer there.

Earlier, Kyaw along with his wife and a 31-member Myanmarese delegation landed at Gaya International airport in the afternoon in a special aircraft.

Gaya District Magistrate Kumar Ravi and other senior district officials welcomed him at the airport.