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Myanmar's ruler prays at Bodh Gaya
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna |
October 28, 2004 11:39 IST
Myanmar's military ruler General Then Shwe prayed at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya on Thursday morning.
Gen Shwe arrived on Wednesday evening along with a delegation of 70 officials.
This was his first visit to the temple, where Buddha attained enlightenment 2,500 years ago under a tree.
Sources in the Gaya district administration said that the general expressed his desire to do something for the temple town.
Later he left for Kolkata.
Gen Shwe is on a six-day visit to India.