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Odisha CM Unveils ‘Second Buddha’ Statue at Jirang, Says “Proud That Great Guru Padmasambhava Belongs To Odisha”


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07 February 2019

Rabindranath Behera


Gajapati: Gracing the auspicious Inauguration of Guru Padmasambhava Statue at Jirang Buddhist monastery today here in the district, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the popularlu known Second Buddha belonged to Odisha and played a significant role in transforming the spiritual and cultural landscape across the Himalayan region in 8th century India.

In his keynote address on the occasion, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “I’m delighted to be here today to unveil the statue of Guru Padmasambhava. I compliment the Tibetan people here for this great statue that outspreads spirituality, peace and tranquility.”

“I’m truly grateful to Guru Jegmiji and Ripapadmasabhavamahavira for inviting me to be a part of this celebration.”

“Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as the Second Buddha, promoted spirituality and morality in the 8th century India. We are proud that the great Guru Padmasambhava belongs to Odisha, who played a significant role in transforming the spiritual and cultural landscape across the Himalayan region. His life’s teachings and legacy enshrined in the hearts and minds of the people of the Himalayan region.”

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