SRI LANKA CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE CONDEMNS THE ATTACK ON BODHAGAYA
CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE CONDEMNS
THE TERROR ATTACK ON BODHAGAYA
[ Fr.Sunil De Silva - 08.07.2013 ]

The Catholic Bishops' Conference in Sri Lanka, in a Stament issued on 08th July 2013, has vehemently condemned the terror attack on the Mahabodhi Vihare in Budha Gaya, India.

The Bodh Gaya temple complex in Bihar was rocked by a series of explosions on Sunday morning, 07th July 2013. A number of Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar and other countries were participating in the one-hour prayer in that evening.

Bodh Gaya is a religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is famous for being the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment (Bodhimandala).

For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath. In 2002, Mahabodhi Temple, located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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