Nationwide peace and unity lamp ceremony due in Nepal

21:00, May 26, 2010      

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A nationwide peace and unity lamp ceremony will be held on Thursday May 27 marking the 2554th birthday of Shakyamuni and in honor of the successful renovation of Swayambhu Mahacaiyta.

Swayambhu Mahacaitya is Nepal's most ancient Buddhist monument which gets renovated once in every 100 years.

Swayambhu Stupa was declared a World Heritage Site in 1979 which is a major site for worship, practice and visitors from round the globe.

This is the 15th historic renovation which began in June 2008.

According to the organizers, "the lamp lighting ceremony is a wish for a bright future and the commitment to create it".

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

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