Buddhists pray for world peace in Sikkim

ANI. April 17, 2009

Rongyek, Sikkim (India) -- Hundreds of Buddhist devotees congregated at Sa-Ngor Gompa monastery here to pray for world peace and welfare of humanity.

The devotees chanted holy mantras as they offered prayers for peace and harmony in the world.

"What we did today is for world peace. For that, everybody is working towards that. What if it is through recitation of mantra, but they all contributed to the world peace," said Tashi Tenzing, an organiser.

The colourful congregation also drew some foreigners to the monastery.

"I think it is very important to keep thinking about world peace," said Elizabeth, a visitor from United States.

In times, when the world is grappling with terrorism, such prayers provide means to people to seek divine intervention in getting rid of such menaces.