In Pics: PM Modi celebrates International Vesak Day with Sri Lankan PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited one of Sri Lanka’s oldest Buddhist Seema Malaka temple here and took part in the traditional lamp-lighting ceremony.
Modi, accompanied by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, prayed and offered flowers at the altar of the temple, which is a part of the more-than-120-year-old Gangaramaya Temple.
The temple’s chief monk received the two leaders.
Modi entered the holy sanctum of the temple and lit lamps – a traditional practice – on the eve of the International Vesak Day celebrations, the biggest festival of Buddhists.
Modi and Wickramsinghe together pressed a switch to begin the lamp-lighting ceremony, which was characterised by brilliant multi-coloured lights and fireworks display.
(With agency inputs)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being blessed by the priest at Seema Malaka Temple, in Colombo on Thursday.
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