PM Narendra Modi visits historic Ananda Temple in Myanmar's ancient city of Bagan

The Archaeological Survey of India is involved in restoration work of Ananda Temple and some other historic structures in Myanmar's ancient city of Bagan.
PM Narendra Modi visits historic Ananda Temple -...
Reported by: IANS Bagan (Myanmar) 06 Sep 2017, 04:35 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the Ananda Temple in this ancient city in Myanmar. Built around 1105 AD by King Kyanzittha of the Pagan dynasty, this Buddhist temple derives its name from the Venerable Ananda, Buddha's first cousin and personal secretary.

"Connecting with history. PM @narendramodi pays respects at Ananda Temple, the most historical and venerated temple in Bagan, Myanmar," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

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The Archaeological Survey of India is involved in restoration work in this temple and some other historic structures in this city.

Earlier on Wednesday, Modi held bilateral discussions with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw following which the two sides signed 11 agreements.

From Bagan, the Prime Minister will leave for Yangon where he will interact with the Indian community in the evening.

 
   
 

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