Kathmandu: At least 25 countries are expected to take part in the international level Tripitaka recitation slated to take place from November 14-16, 2019 in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha this year.
The Tripitaka Recitation Organising Committee is organizing the religious event for the second time with the support of the provincial government 5, Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, the Lumbini Development Trust and Thai Monastery according to RSS report, Thursday.
Secretary at the Organising Committee, Hem Bahadur Bista, said that Buddhist monks and nuns from 25 countries including Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Korea, and Japan would participate in the religious program.
Binaya Pitaka, Sutra Pitaka, and Abhidhamma Pitaka that comprise the Tripitaka would be recited in the three-day program.
A program organized by Nepali monks would lead the Sutra recitation on the first day while a monk of Myanmar would lead the Abhidhamma Pital recitation on the second day. Similarly, Thai monk would lead Binaya Pitaka recitation on the third day.
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