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Tibetans Install Buddha Amitabha Statue at Nighambodh Delhi Cemetery

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A 7-feet gold gilded statue of Buddha Amitabha was installed at the Nighambodh cemetery of New Delhi by the Tibetans residing in Delhi.

The installation was inaugurated by Shri Om Prakash, the General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on January 13, 2015.

A sacred place for Hindus, and regarded as the oldest cemetery of Delhi, it is believed that it was on this place during the Mahabharat era, Lord Brahma, God of Creation, had bathed and recovered his lost memory of sacred books (Vedas) and hence the name Nigambodh Ghat (literally means realization of knowledge).

It is believed that the cemetery was established by the eldest brother of Pandava brothers, the king of Indraprastha.

It is currently the largest and busiest cremation ground of Delhi, where 50 - 60 Hindu and Buddhist funeral rites are carried out daily.