KAPILVASTU,Jan 21: As many as 430 Buddhists, who came here from South Korea, paid visit to the Buddha's land at ancient Kapilvastu and offered collective prayers for the global peace.
The South Koreans made the prayers en masse after reaching Tilaurakot, Bhamaniya Twin Stupa and Nigrodharam (Kudan) on Friday.
It was a very fortunate moment to visit Buddha's playground after offering collective prayers at Nigrodharam, shared chief monk of AAST Post in Seoul, South Korea, Peu Parun Sanim.
A huge number of Buddhists come to Nepal from Korea every year to visit sites where Buddha was born and brought up.
Tilaurakot is the playground of Buddha while Twin Stupa is considered to be the monument of his father and mother. Likewise, Nigrodharma is popular as a site where Buddha delivered his preaching to several Buddhism followers including his son Rahul after he attained enlightenment.
Blankets distributed to saints
Meanwhile, a family of Sonmati Jayaswal of Kapilvastu Shivaraj Municipality Chandrauta distributed blankets to the saints of the area this year as well.
The Jayaswal family distributed 90 blankets to saints at Karneswor Temple on the mortal occasion of the late Rajaram Jayaswal.
The blankets were distributed with a belief that the departed soul of our father will rest in heavenly abode with the attainment of blessings, said Bijaya Jayaswal, son of the late Rajaram Jayaswal.
On the occasion, federal parliamentary member from Kapilvastu Constituency-3, Abhisekh Pratap Shaha expressed his happiness to be the part of such auspicious occasion. (RSS)