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Modi Nepal Visit | PM offers prayers at Maya Devi Temple, lays foundation stone of Buddhist cultural centre in Lumbini

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his Nepal visit on May 16 by offering prayers at the sacred Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini.

May 16, 2022 / 01:55 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi and Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, accompanied by his wife Arzu Rana Deuba, paid their respects at the Marker Stone inside the Maya Devi temple premises, which pinpoints the exact birth spot of Lord Buddha. They attended the pooja conducted as per Buddhist rituals on the occasion of Buddha Purnima on May 16. (Image: Twitter @narendramodi)
Prime minister Narendra Modi and Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, accompanied by his wife Arzu Rana Deuba, paid their respects at the Marker Stone on the Maya Devi temple premises, which pinpoints the exact birth spot of Lord Buddha. They attended the pooja conducted as per Buddhist rituals on the occasion of Buddha Purnima on May 16. (Image: Twitter @narendramodi)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his Nepal visit on May 16 by offering prayers at the sacred Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Modi began his Nepal visit on May 16 by offering prayers at the sacred Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
PM Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba also lit lamps near the Ashoka Pillar located adjacent to the temple. The pillar, which was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC, bears the first epigraphic evidence of Lumbini being the birthplace of Lord Buddha. (Image: Twitter @narendramodi)
Modi and his Nepalese counterpart also lit lamps near the Ashoka Pillar adjacent to the temple. The pillar, which was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC, bears the first epigraphic evidence of Lumbini being the birthplace of Lord Buddha. (Image: Twitter @narendramodi)
Both the leaders participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony for construction of a centre for Buddhist culture and heritage, in a plot belonging to the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), Delhi within the Lumbini Monastic Zone. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Both the leaders participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony for construction of a centre for Buddhist culture and heritage, in a plot belonging to the International Buddhist Confederation, Delhi within the Lumbini Monastic Zone. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Modi and Deuba took part in the Shilanyas programme for the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in the Lumbini Monastic Zone. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Modi and Deuba took part in the Shilanyas programme for the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in the Lumbini Monastic Zone. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
This Centre will deepen the cultural and people-to-people linkages between India and Nepal. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
This Centre will deepen the cultural and people-to-people linkages between India and Nepal. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Post foundation laying of Centre for Buddhist culture and heritage belonging to International Buddhist Confederation, PM Modi along with Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba participates in slogan chanting in Lumbini, Nepal. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
After foundation stone laying, Modi along with Deuba participated in slogan chanting in Lumbini, Nepal. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
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