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Boost for Buddhist pilgrimage: PM Modi to inaugurate Kushinagar airport today

The Kushinagar airport has been built at an estimated cost of 260 crore; it will serve the nearby districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and is being looked at as an important step in boosting investment and employment opportunities in the region.
Uttar Pradesh: A view of the Kushinagar International Airport that is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 20, in Kushinagar. (ANI)
Uttar Pradesh: A view of the Kushinagar International Airport that is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 20, in Kushinagar. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 20, 2021 09:23 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Abhidhamma Day: Here's why it holds significance for Buddhists

Abhidhamma Day is when Lord Buddha came back to earth from heaven. PM Modi will take part in celebration on the occasion in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar, where he will also inaugurate an international airport.
PM Modi will attend an event marking Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana Temple in Kushinagar today.(Representative Photo/PTI)
PM Modi will attend an event marking Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana Temple in Kushinagar today.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 05:22 AM IST
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PM Modi proposes setting up of library of Buddhist literature in India

The library will collect digital copies of all such Buddhist literature from different countries, it will aim to translate them, and make them freely available for all monks and scholars of Buddhism, PM Modi said.
Addressing the 6th Indo-Japan Samwad Conference virtually, the PM said that the forum, which was launched five years ago, has done great work in promoting the ideas and ideals of Lord Buddha, especially among the youth.(ANI Twitter)
Addressing the 6th Indo-Japan Samwad Conference virtually, the PM said that the forum, which was launched five years ago, has done great work in promoting the ideas and ideals of Lord Buddha, especially among the youth.(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 01:33 PM IST
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PM Modi to visit Sarnath, watch sound and light show

The 30-minute show held every evening between 6.30 and 7pm portrays the journey of transformation of Prince Siddhartha into Lord Buddha.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi inaugurated a project to add six lanes of the 73-km Varanasi-Prayagraj National Highway during his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
Earlier in the day, PM Modi inaugurated a project to add six lanes of the 73-km Varanasi-Prayagraj National Highway during his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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On Guru Purnima, PM Modi talks of hope and purpose in Buddha’s teachings

PM Modi said the eight-fold path highlights the importance of compassion and kindness and added that the teachings of Lord Buddha “celebrate simplicity both in thought and action”.
The Prime Minister said he is “very hopeful” about the 21st century and it comes from the youth.(ANI)
The Prime Minister said he is “very hopeful” about the 21st century and it comes from the youth.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 10:52 AM IST
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Vesak 2020: Buddha’s message of unity, service to others important as humanity suffers from Covid-19

Lord Buddha’s message of unity, service to others is more important today as the humanity suffers from the COVID-19 pandemic and it is only by working together that nations can stop the spread, recover from the deadly coronavirus, the UN chief said.
Bhopal: Devotees wearing masks offer prayers on the eve of Buddha Purnima, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhopal, Wednesday, May 6, 2020.(PTI)
Bhopal: Devotees wearing masks offer prayers on the eve of Buddha Purnima, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhopal, Wednesday, May 6, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on May 07, 2020 06:53 AM IST
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Rajapaksa visits Kashi Vishwanath temple, Sarnath; feels overwhelmed by hospitality

Rajapaksa visited the Upadesh Sthali (the spot of sermon) and ‘Dhamek Stupa’ besides offering prayers at the Buddha Temple in Moolgandh Kuti Vihar. The Sri Lankan PM also visited the Sarnath Museum..
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.(SANJEEV VERMA /HT PHOTO.)
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.(SANJEEV VERMA /HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 01:15 AM IST
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Bihar: Land of Rich Cultural Heritage

Bound by Nepal on the north, West Bengal on the northeast, Jharkhand on the south, and UP on the west, Bihar is India’s third-largest state by population. It is known as the ‘ Karmabhumi’ of Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavir.
Madhubani painting of Bihar(AFP)
Madhubani painting of Bihar(AFP)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 03:07 PM IST
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Security beefed up for Lord Buddha’s birth anniversary in Bodh Gaya

The event took off on Thursday with the Vietnamese Buddhist monks chanting “Buddham Sharanam Gakshami, Dhammam Sharan Gakshami’’ under the legendry Bodhi Tree
Bodh Gaya has turned into a fortress with heavy security deployed at the three-day mega celebration to mark the 2563rd birth anniversary of Lord Buddha(HTPhotos)
Bodh Gaya has turned into a fortress with heavy security deployed at the three-day mega celebration to mark the 2563rd birth anniversary of Lord Buddha(HTPhotos)
Updated on May 18, 2019 02:57 AM IST
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The Dalai Lama initiates a special teaching session at Bodh Gaya

Initiating the discourse on Bodhisatva in the opening session of his first teaching at Bodh Gaya, the Dalai Lama said that ignorance of truth is the route cause of all the miseries
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama(HT File)
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama(HT File)
Published on Dec 29, 2018 02:15 PM IST
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After Statue of Unity, 80-feet Buddha statue planned in Gujarat

Sanghakaya Foundation, a non-profit Buddhist organisation, said that it has demanded land from the government for installing an 80-feet high statue of Lord Buddha in Gandhinagar district.
Buddhists monks clean a statue of Lord Buddha in West Bengal. (Representational Photo)(PTI Photo)
Buddhists monks clean a statue of Lord Buddha in West Bengal. (Representational Photo)(PTI Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2018 11:30 AM IST
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After Statue of Unity, Gujarat’s Ahmedabad may get 80-feet Buddha statue

A non-profit Buddhist organisation has demanded land from the government for installing an 80-feet high statue of Lord Buddha in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat. The state already has Statue of Unity which is the tallest statue in the world.
Devotees light candles at a Buddhist temple on the occasion of Buddha Purnima festival in Chandigarh.(Reuters file photo for representation)
Devotees light candles at a Buddhist temple on the occasion of Buddha Purnima festival in Chandigarh.(Reuters file photo for representation)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 11:36 PM IST
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