Butwal, Nov 15: The International Buddhist Conference begins in Lumbini, the birthplace of Shakyamuni Siddhartha Gautam today.
President Dr Ram Baran Yadav is scheduled to inaugurate the four-day conference.
As part of the preparations to the conference, prayers and lighting of oil-fed lamps in and around the Mayadi temple premises was carried out on Friday evening.
The conference is organized jointly by Nepal Therawad Buddhist Academy and Sitagu International Buddhist Academy of Myanmar, according to publicity coordinator Nabin Chitrakar.
More than 400 Buddhist monks and scholars from 30 countries are taking part in the conference where 94 working papers are scheduled to be presented and discussed. RSS