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Bodh Gaya temple reopens, monks of 50 nations hold special prayer

PTI  Gaya, July 08, 2013
First Published: 19:10 IST(8/7/2013) | Last Updated: 19:49 IST(8/7/2013)

The Bodh Gaya temple, rocked by series of explosions early morning on Sunday leaving two monks injured, was opened for public on Monday with thousands of people standing in queue.


"The visitors are allowed to enter the temple after thorough search by Bihar police and temple management committee security staff," Arvind Singh, member of Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee (BTMC), said.
Thousands of people scampered into the temple immediately after the gate was open at 6 PM, he said.

Buddhist monks from 50 countries held a special prayer inside the temple for return of peace after the terror attack.

Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar and other countries participated in the one-hour prayer this evening, Arvind Singh, member of Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee (BTMC), said.

Head of monasteries of different countries also attended the prayer.

The Bodh Gaya has Buddhist monasteries of 50 countries.

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