Thailand sends 300 kg Gold for Gaya Mahabodhi

Two dozen commandos from Thailand are guarding nearly 300 kg gold in 13 boxes in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya as work began to cover the dome of the 1,500-year old Mahabodhi temple with gold. The much-awaited work to gold-plate the dome is being carried out by a team of technical experts from Thailand, officials said.
Two days after the 289 kg gold, donated by Buddhist devotees from Thailand, was brought at Bodh Gaya in a special plane from Bangkok, experts have started the work under tight security in and around the temple, said N Dorjee, secretary of the Bodh Gaya temple management committee.
“It is a happy moment for all of us that the spire of the temple will get a glittering look with gold,” Dorjee said. Arvind Kumar Singh, a committee member, said the work is being videographed since it involves handling gold. He said the team is led by Thailand’s former deputy PM General Pricha.

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