Gyalwang Karmapa Pays Homage at Mahabodhi Stupa
October 25,2011- Bodhgaya.
The Gyalwang Karmapa left in the morning with a small entourage to pay homage at the central shrine of Buddhism, the Mahabodhi Temple, home to the Bodhi tree and other sites linked with the time when Shakyamuni Buddha attained enlightenment.
The Gyalwang Karmapa was welcomed by the Head Monk-in-Charge of the Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee. His Holiness was escorted in procession through the Mahabodhi Stupa Ground and went directly to the main shrine room. Having prostrated three times, he presented traditional offerings of light, fruit, flowers, a donation and a new golden silk robe for the Buddha image, and recited prayers.
Leaving the shrine room, Gyalwang Karmapa walked around to the area behind the temple, under the Bodhi tree, he prostrated three times and returned back to Tergar Monastery.
His Holiness arrived in Bodhgaya on October 23 and will be staying until October 30, he will visit Varanasi and retrun back to Gyuto on November 4.