Bhutan King and Queen hold prayers with Buddhist monks

DNA India, 10 October 2014

Bodhgaya, India -- Bhutan king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Jetsun Pema, with a group of delegates, recently visited the holy Buddhist site in Varanasi.

They landed in India on Sunday and proceeded to pray at the Buddhist shrine of Mahabodhi Temple complex in Bodh Gaya.

On Wednesday, the royal couple planted a Bodhi sapling in the Sarnath Temple of Varanasi and also held prayers along with the Buddhist monks.

On Thursday, the duo also offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and attended the famous Ganga aarti at Dashashwamedh ghat.

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