Nepal holds mass prayers to set new Guinness record

Kathmandu, March 3 : Thousands of people gathered in Nepal’s capital on Saturday to recite the messages of Lord Gautam Buddha, known as Dhhamapad, to set a new Guinness World Record.

Though the organiser claimed to have gathered over 75,000 people in the mass prayers, the number was yet to be confirmed officially by Guinness World Records, Xinhua news agency reported.

People from all walks of life and across the country took part in the mass prayers held in the city’s largest open square Tundikhel.

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli along with former ministers and high ranking officials attended the event. Addressing the ceremony, Oli said that the mass prayer will promote peace and harmony in the nation and in the world.

According to the World Record Council Nepal, the organiser of the event, the mass prayer ceremony was held to publicize Nepal as “the land of Buddha” and to set the record in Guinness Book in Nepal’s name.


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