South Korean Buddhist monks begin Dhamma Yatra from Sarnath to Shravasti

A total of 108 South Korean Buddhist monks began Dhamma Yatra from Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. During the yatra, the monks will cover a total of 1,100 Kilometres in 43 days. The yatra will end in Shravasti, where Lord Buddha lived most after his enlightenment. Shravasti is located in Uttar Pradesh.

South Korean Buddhist monks begin Dhamma Yatra  
On this occasion, Central and State officials and ministers were present. Minister Dayashankar Mishra said that Lord Buddha started his Dhamma Yatra from Sarnath by giving the first sermons and turning Dharma Chakra. He said, “I congratulate you for starting your 43-day pilgrimage from this holy place.”
Chang Jae-bok, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India, said, “This occasion coincides with India’s G20 Presidency, and South Korea is committed to India’s success at G20,” he added. He further said that the motto of India’s G20 presidency, ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future,’ is similar to the teachings of Lord Buddha.
The monks will visit Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Rajgir, Griddhakuta mountain, and Vaishali in Bihar and move to Lumbini in Nepal. The yatra will end in Shravasti after visiting Kapilvastu.