New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Bodh Gaya in Bihar on Saturday, visiting one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Buddhists and the place where Lord Buddha obtained enlightenment.
During the day-long trip, he will visit the Mahabodhi Temple and the Holy Bo Tree, the PMO said.
He will also inaugurate the Exhibition "Chetiya Carika: The Pilgrimage and Quest for Truth."
Bodh Gaya is one of the most holy places for followers of Buddhism. This is the place where Lord Buddha, who was born in 563 BC as Siddhartha in a place now in Nepal, attained enlightenment after meditating for six years.
The Prime Minister's visit to Bodh Gaya coincides with the international conclave SAMVAD ? the Global Hindu Buddhist Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness -- being held here.
Delegates for this event will be present at Bodh Gaya.