Modi prays at Bud­dhist tem­ple

The Indian Express - - GOVT &P - PRESS TRUST OF IN­DIA

PRIME MIN­IS­TER Naren­dra Modi on Thurs­day vis­ited one of Sri Lanka’s old­est Bud­dhist Seema Malaka tem­ples and took part in a tra­di­tional lamp-light­ing cer­e­mony.

The In­dian Prime Min­is­ter, ac­com­pa­nied by his Sri Lankan coun­ter­part, Ranil Wick­remesinghe, prayed and of­fered flow­ers at the al­tar of the tem­ple that is a part of the more than 120year-old Gan­gara­maya Tem­ple.

Modi en­tered the sanc­tum and lit lamps on the eve of the In­ter­na­tional Ve­sak Day cel­e­bra­tions, the big­gest fes­ti­val for Bud­dhists.

Modi and Wick­remesinghe to­gether also pressed a switch to be­gin the lamp-light­ing cer­e­mony, which is a bril­liant mul­ti­coloured lights and fire­works dis­play.

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