Vastavam web: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the 2,500-years-old Shwedagon pagoda, considered to be the pinnacle of Myanmar’s cultural heritage, and performed ‘puja’ at the Kalibari Temple here.Modi paid his respects at the pagoda on the last day of his three-day first bilateral visit to this Buddhist-majority country.”Delighted to visit Myanmar’s cultural landmark, the Shwedagon Pagoda,” prime minister Modi tweeted.
The 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda enshrines strands of Buddha’s hair and other holy relics.Located west of the Royal Lake in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is considered to be the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for the Myanmarese people. From a humble beginning of 8.2 metres, the Shwedagon Pagoda today stands close to 110 meters.
Modi later paid his respects at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum and performed ‘puja’ at the Kalibari Temple.”Performed Puja at Yangon’s Kalibari Temple. Feeling extremely blessed,” Modi tweeted along with a picture of himself at the temple.He also visited Bogyoke Aung San Museum with Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi.