Tuesday, January 5, 2010
17 year old Ram Bahadur Bamjan, some believe to be a reincarnation of the Buddha, has made a new appearance after more than a year in the forest.
Thousands of devotees have flocked to see Ram Bahadur Bamjan after he appeared a few months ago preaching in a temple in Ratanpur, Kathmandu, Tibet.
According to reports the whole jungle area where he has appeared has turned into a festival and approximately 10,000 pilgrims turned up.
While many are convinced that he is the reincarnation of Siddhartha Gautama, born in about 560BC, who later became revered as the Buddha, there are some who have expressed doubts.
Critics alleged that he is a fraud and is out to make money. They say in his past appearances thousands of pounds were collected from devotees. A French journalist had also filmed Ram Bahadur Bamjan eating while supposedly on a fast. There are also reports of him sleeping while he was supposed to be meditating.
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