‘AMARAVATI’ – now the meeting point for all the faiths’, as quoted by Sri N Chandrababu Naidu came true yesterday. Special prayers were offered when ‘Mana Matti – Mana Neeru’, our earth and our water was collected to be utilized at the foundation ceremony of the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The prayers were conducted with a special gathering near Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.
The prayer brought together people from all paths and religion, who earnestly yearned for the bright future of the once glorious Dharanikota. Interestingly, a group of Buddhist Monks, referred to as Bouddha Bhikshuvus were seen at the venue at the culmination point yesterday. These monks seem to have come from afar to pray for the well being and prosperity of Amaravati.
Amaravati, which was called as Dharanikota in the ancient times was the prime seat of Buddhist learning. It was at this place that Gautama Buddha preached about the famous Kala Chakra Moola Tantra. Various important Buddhist learnings were imparted at the ancient Dhanyakataka, now called as Amaravati. It is but endearing to see the successors of the same faith come forward to perform prayers for their seat of knowledge and enlightenment.
Here is wishing Amaravati a bright future filled with reinstated glory and prosperity.