Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to Nepal today. He visited the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini. At the same time, Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his wife also stayed with the PM. Bilateral talks between the two leaders were also concluded, in which six agreements have been signed. During his address he said, "On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Jayanti, many greetings to all those present in this house, to the people of all over Nepal, to the followers of Buddha all over the world, from this holy land of Lumbini.''
Taking his address forward, he said, "The opportunity I got to visit the Mayadevi temple is also unforgettable for me. The place where Lord Buddha himself was born, the energy there, the consciousness there, it is a different feeling."
'At the same time, he further said- "Without Nepal, our Ram is also incomplete. The people of Nepal are also happy with the Ayodhya Ram Temple. PM Modi said that Nepal is a country of shrines and monasteries. Nepal is the country of the world's highest mountain Sagarmatha, Nepal i.e. the country of many holy shrines, temples and monasteries of the world, Nepal is the country that preserves the ancient civilization and culture of the world.
Prime Minister Modi said that "Buddha is an incarnation of the collective realization of humanity. There are buddha perceptions, and so are buddha researches. There are buddha thoughts, and so are buddha samskaras. At the same time, he said- "On the day of Vaisakha Purnima, Buddha was born as Siddhartha in Lumbini. On this day, in Bodh Gaya, he became Lord Buddha by gaining enlightenment and on this day, he had a Mahaparinirvana in Kushinagar. On the same date, the same Vaisakha Purnima, these stages of Lord Buddha's life journey were not merely coincidental. The place where I was born, Vadnagar in Gujarat, was a very big centre of Buddhist education centuries ago. Even today, ancient remains are coming out there, the conservation work of which is going on. The construction of the Lumbini Museum in Nepal is also an example of the shared cooperation of the two countries, and today we also decided to establish Dr Ambedkar Chair for Buddhist Studies at Lumbini Buddhist University. '
After attending various programmes in Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, Prime Minister Modi will return to Kushinagar at 4 pm. Yes and here he will go to Mahaparinirvana stupa where he will have darshan and worship.