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January 29, 2020

Peace lamp from Lumbini to Pokhara

Maya Devi Temple
Maya Devi Temple at Lumbini

Pokhara: A peace torch will be carried from Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha to Pokhara International Mountain Museum, which is hosting the third world peace pooja or worshipping. The peace pooja is taking place from February 3 to 5.

The peace torch will be received by a Lama guru from the Chief Minister of Province no. 5 Shanker Pokharel in the morning of February 3 and will be carried to Pokhara to reach the Shakya monastery in Hemja, Pokhara the same day. A rally carrying the peace torch will be held in Pokhara.

The peace pooja is being held to pray for the eternal peace of those who have died in the course of mountaineering and trekking in the country. Nepal Mountaineering Association is hosting the event with support from Nepal Tourism Board.

The first peace pooja was held in 2059 and the second in 2072 at the International Mountain Museum premises. RSS

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