The Buddha has awakened once again in Andhra Pradesh

The abandonment of Amaravati as the capital city had stifled the interest in Andhra Pradesh's Buddhist heritage.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 14, 2024 | 5:00 PMUpdatedJun 14, 2024 | 5:00 PM

Chandrababu Naidu at Buddha portrait in the Secretariat in Amaravati. (supplied)

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu sought the Buddha’s blessings by paying obeisance to his portrait in the Andhra Secretariat. The symbolism carries significant meaning for Amaravati, an ancient Buddhist centre. The YSRCP government, in neglecting Amaravati as the state capital, had also ignored the Buddhist legacy Naidu previously popularised. The wheel has now come full circle.

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