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PM in Nepal: India-Nepal Ties Will Benefit Humanity, Lord Buddha Makes Us One Family, Says Modi

In a statement, Modi said he was looking forward to meeting Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba after their 'productive' discussions during the latter's visit to India last month

News18.com | May 16, 2022, 23:28 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered prayers at the sacred Maya Devi temple here in Nepal on the occasion of Buddha Purnima and said he felt blessed, hoping that Lord Buddha would bless all and make the planet peaceful and prosperous.

He was accompanied by his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba during his visit to the historic temple, the birth place of Gautam Buddha. Beginning the Nepal visit with prayers at the sacred Read More

May 16, 2022 21:07 IST

PM Modi's Visit to Lumbini Will Help Boost Nepal's Pilgrimage Tourism: Expert

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May 16, 2022 20:14 IST

India-Nepal Ties Unshakeable Like the Himalayas, Will Benefit Humanity: PM Modi in Lumbini

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India and Nepal relations were unshakeable like the Himalayas. The prime minister, who is in the Himalayan nation for a day’s visit at the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart Sher Singh Deuba, said the “ever-strengthening” friendship between the two countries will benefit the entire humanity in the emerging global situation. READ MORE

May 16, 2022 19:10 IST

Govt Making Numerous Efforts to Boost Infra in Kushinagar for Tourism: PM Modi

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Nepal Visit on Buddha Purnima Has Been a Special One: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks Nepal counterpart. “My Nepal visit on Buddha Purnima has been a special one. I would like to thank PM @SherBDeuba, the wonderful people and Government of Nepal for the affection,” he said.

May 16, 2022 18:24 IST

In Pictures: PM Modi Offers Prayers at Mahanirvana Stupa in Kushinagar

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Meeting With PM Sher Bahadur Deuba Excellent: PM Modi

Today’s meeting with PM @SherBDeuba was excellent. We discussed the full range of relations between India and Nepal. Key MoUs were signed which will diversify and deepen cooperation: PM Modi

May 16, 2022 16:13 IST

India-Nepal Relations are Unshakeable Like the Himalayas: PM Modi

India and Nepal relations are unshakeable like the Himalayas, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding both the countries will work towards solving global problems with Buddha’s ideologies.

May 16, 2022 16:06 IST

Modi Prays at Devi Temple on Buddha Pournami, Lays Foundation Stone for Heritage Center | PM's Nepal Visit in Pictures

Modi, who is in the Himalayan nation at the invitation of Deuba, is paying a day-long visit to Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. READ MORE

May 16, 2022 16:01 IST

Construction of Lumbini Museum Another Example of India-Nepal Joint Cooperation: PM Modi

The construction of the Lumbini Museum in Nepal is also an example of joint cooperation between the two countries, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an address on the occasion of Buddh Jayanti in Lumbini. “And today we also decided to establish Dr Ambedkar Chair for Buddhist Studies in Lumbini Buddhist University.”

May 16, 2022 15:59 IST

From Sarnath, Bodh Gaya and Kushinagar to Lumbini, India-Nepal Share Common Heritage & Values: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “from Sarnath, Bodh Gaya and Kushinagar in India to Lumbini in Nepal, this holy place is a symbol of our common heritage and shared values. We have to develop this heritage together and enrich it further.”

May 16, 2022 15:56 IST

My Birthplace Vadnagar Was Center for Buddhist Learning Centuries Ago: PM Modi

The place where I was born, Vadnagar in Gujarat, was a great center for Buddhist learning centuries ago. Even today ancient relics are coming out there, and the conservation work for them in ongoing, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event celebrating Buddh Jayanti in Nepal’s Lumbini.

May 16, 2022 15:54 IST

Happy to See Mahabodhi Sapling Gifted in 2014 Growing into a Tree: PM Modi

The energy of the place where Lord Buddha was born, gives a different feeling. I was happy to see that the Mahabodhi sapling I had gifted in 2014 for this place, is now growing into a tree: PM Modi

May 16, 2022 15:44 IST

India-Nepal's Ever-strengthening Friendship Will Benefit Humanity: PM Modi

In the kind of global conditions that are being created today, India and Nepal’s ever-strengthening friendship and closeness will serve entire humanity: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

May 16, 2022 15:41 IST

As Ram Temple is Being Built in India, People of Nepal Equally Happy: PM Modi

In Janakpur I had said that “Our Ram is also incomplete without Nepal”. Today I know as the grand temple of Lord Shri Ram is being built in India, the people of Nepal are equally happy: PM Narendra Modi in Nepal

May 16, 2022 15:38 IST

Visit the Mayadevi Temple Unforgettable for Me: PM Modi

The opportunity that I got to visit the Mayadevi temple is also unforgettable for me. The place where Lord Buddha himself took birth, the energy there, the consciousness there, it is a different feeling: PM Modi at Buddh Jayanti Event in Lumbini

May 16, 2022 15:37 IST

Had the Privilege of Visiting Lumbini: PM Modi

I have been getting the opportunity in the past to visit the divine places associated with Lord Buddha on the day of Vaishakh Purnima and for other related events. Today, at India’s friend Nepal, I had the privilege of visiting Lumbini, the holy birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

May 16, 2022 15:33 IST

WATCH | PM Modi Addresses Buddh Jayanti Event in Lumbini

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Buddh Jayanti event in Lumbini, Nepal.

May 16, 2022 15:31 IST

Extremely Happy to Welcome PM Modi to Sacred Land of Lumbini: Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at Buddha Jayanti event in Lumbini said, “Extremely happy today to welcome PM Modi to this sacred land of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha – the apostle of peace. Delighted to have the presence of PM Modi at this special ceremony in this sacred land.”

May 16, 2022 15:16 IST

PM Modi arrives at the Buddh Jayanti Event at the meditation centre.

PM Modi arrives at the Buddh Jayanti Event at the meditation centre to deliver an address.

May 16, 2022 15:10 IST

PM Modi holds bilateral talks with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba in Lumbini

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held bilateral talks with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba in Lumbini – the birthplace of Gautam Buddha – during which they discussed ways to strengthen ongoing cooperation and develop new areas in the multifaceted bilateral partnership. After their talks, the two sides signed six Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) on cooperation in cultural and educational sectors. Modi, who is in the Himalayan nation at the invitation of Deuba on a day-long visit to Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, met Deuba after offering prayers at the sacred Maya Devi temple here. “PM @narendramodi holds bilateral talks with PM @SherBDeuba in Lumbini. Opportunity to strengthen ongoing cooperation and develop new areas in our multifaceted partnership,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted. The Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) inked separate MoUs with Lumbini Buddhist University on the establishment of Dr. Ambedkar Chair for Buddhist Studies; with Tribhuvan University on the establishment of ICCR Chair of Indian Studies and with the Kathmandu University (KU) on the establishment of the ICCR Chair of Indian Studies.

Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted. On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, both Prime Ministers offered pooja and prayers at the sacred Mayadevi temple in Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha, Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Twitter.

Prime Minister Modi visited the Maya Devi Temple as the first stop of his one-day visit to Lumbini, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement. I feel blessed to have prayed at the Maya Devi Temple on Buddha Purnima. May Lord Buddha bless us all and make our planet peaceful and prosperous, Modi said on Twitter after the prayers.

Modi was accompanied by Deuba and his spouse Dr Arzu Rana Deuba. The leaders paid their respects at the Marker Stone inside the temple premises, which pinpoints the exact birth spot of Lord Buddha. They attended the pooja conducted as per Buddhist rituals, it said.

The two Prime Ministers 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.

Thereafter, the two leaders watered the Bodhi tree sapling from Bodh Gaya which was gifted by Modi to Lumbini in 2014 and also signed the temple’s visitor’s book. A timeless bond of friendship Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @SherBDeuba at the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini, the PMO tweeted along with a picture of Prime Minister Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Deuba watering the Bodhi tree sapling.

Modi, who is in the Himalayan nation at the invitation of Deuba, is paying a day-long visit to Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. Earlier in the day, upon his arrival at Lumbini, Prime Minister Modi was warmly received by Deuba, his spouse Dr Arzu Rana Deuba and several Ministers from the Government of Nepal.

This is his first to Lumbini. “Landed in Nepal. Happy to be among the wonderful people of Nepal on the special occasion of Buddha Purnima. Looking forward to the programmes in Lumbini,” Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter upon his arrival. I would like to thank PM @SherBDeuba for the warm welcome in Lumbini, Modi said in a tweet.

It is the prime minister’s fifth visit to Nepal since 2014. Modi and his entourage arrived here on a special Indian Air Force helicopter from Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. Lumbini, located in the Terai plains of southern Nepal, is one of the holiest places of Buddhism, as Lord Buddha was born there. During the visit, he will deliver an address at the Buddha Jayanti celebrations organised by the Lumbini Development Trust.

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