Bodh Gaya :The Mahabodhi temple, which was hit by 9 blasts on Sunday, will open for public at 5 pm this evening after a special prayer.
The 1500-year-old temple, which is a UNESCO World heritage site, and the Bodhi Tree, under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, did not suffer any damage in the blasts which shook the holy town frequented by Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka, China, Japan and the whole of southeast Asia
While protest are been held every where by the Buddist community. At Chaityabhoomi Dadar in Mumbai on Sunday Buddhist Community people were protesting against the serial blast, they have demanded the immidiate acction by the Government and the Police force.
Where as in Bihar The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) have issued a bandh call today in protest against the serial blasts in the town of Bodh Gaya on Sunday.While the RJD has called a bandh the Magadh division, the opposition party has issued a bandh in Gaya district. Both the parties are protesting against the Nitish Kumar governments "failure" to prevent the terror attack in Bodh Gaya despite prior information from intelligence agencies.
RJD national general secretary Ramkripal Yadav said the bandh call was intended to highlight the state governments "gross negligence" of security arrangements at the Mahabodhi temple and other Buddhist shrines in Bodh Gaya.In
Dharamsala Tibetan religious head and the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje on Monday appealed to his followers to remain calm and refrain from escalation of violence in the wake of the blasts in Bihars Bodh Gaya town.“I was deeply saddened to hear of the senseless violence perpetrated Sunday at the Mahabodhi temple and its environs in Bodh Gaya,” the Karmapa, a frequent visitor at the Mahabodhi temple, said in a statement here.
This is the place, he said, where Buddhist pilgrims from India and the world over pay homage to Lord Buddha and his teachings.“As yet, we do not know why or by whom this sacred site was targeted. However, I am convinced that, as Buddhists, in responding to this situation, the best homage we can pay to Lord Buddha is to uphold his teachings on love and ahimsa (nonviolence),” said the 28-year-old monk.
“I ask you, therefore, to remain calm and refrain from any further escalation of the violence. I offer my prayers for the victims and their families, and call on Buddhists everywhere to truly embrace the wisdom of Lord Buddhas teachings in all that we do.”
Protest in Mumbai:
An angry activist of The Republican Party of India protest at Dahisar in Mumbai on Sunday, against nine serial blast at the internationally renowned temple town of Bodh Gaya in Bihar.
Alerts in Nepal as well
Katmandu: Authorities in Nepal said Monday that security would be beefed up at all major Buddhist shrines, in the wake of the bomb blasts Sunday at the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya town.
Although Nepal Police have not received any concrete intelligence inputs that Buddhist pilgrimage centres may be targeted, a security alert has been put out for all shrines, including at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, close to the border with India.
Kapilvastu, where the Buddha spent his early life, is also covered under the security alert.
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