Bodhgaya (Bihar), Oct 15 (ANI): A heritage walk was organised on Saturday in Bihar’s Gaya to promote Bodh Gaya, as tourist destination. The walk was organised under the banner of ‘Paryatan Parva’ which is being celebrated from October 5th to October 25th. Tagline of the tourism festival being organised by the Ministry of Tourism along with Bodhgaya nagar panchayat, is ‘Dekho apna desh.’ Bodhgaya is the place where Lord Buddha is said to have gained enlightenment, and its Mahabodhi Temple, which has descendant of the same tree under which Buddha found answers he sought, is a UNESCO world heritage site. Over 500 monks also participated in the walk along with children, locals and tourists. They also meditated on the occasion. Buddhist scriptures describe Bodhgaya as the ‘Navel of the Earth.’ Lakhs of pilgrims and tourists visit the holy Buddhist shrine every year.
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