For the first time in the history of Bihar, son of the soil, Dhammasenapati Ven. Sariputta was remembered on the occasion of 2497th Parinirvana year in his homeland. As the part of the event a ‘Sariputta World Peace Walk” was organised jointly by Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda (Deemed University) and Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee, Bodh Gaya.
As a part of the event in the morning, monks from various Buddhist countries assembled along with participants from BTMC, students, teachers and staff of NNM at the foothills of the Giriyak Hill, Giriyak. It was almost to the amazement of the organizers a group of local community from Chandi Mau, Nanand and Giriyak were assembled to welcome the Bhikkhu Sangha.
A brief Ceremony of 1 hour was organised in which the famous Sammādiţţhi Sutta of Pali Canonical Text given by Ven. Sariputta was chanted by the Ven. Bhikkhu Sangha. Thereafter the speakers in their address expressed, that this zone comprising of villages Chandimau, Nanand and Giriyak be preserved, developed and promoted as Sariputta Heritage Zone.
|Dr. R. Panth, V. C., Nava Nalanda Mahavihara|
Address by Ven. Phra Vithun Putāni, Thailand
Address by Ven. Dr. Pannyalinkara, Head Abbot of Chinese Buddhist Temple, Nalanda
|Bhikkhu Sangha chanting Sammādiţţhi Sutta|
|Shri Rajkumar singh from Chandi-Mau|