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Nepal Buddha Boy 'sighted again'

Buddha boyA Nepalese teenage, believed to be an incarnation of Lord Buddha, has reappeared after a 10 month fast. The boy told the local reporters that he lived on herbs, but did not take other food!

A missing Nepalese teenager popularly known as Buddha Boy has reappeared after nine months, eyewitnesses say.

Thousands of people are thronging a jungle in southern Nepal to catch a glimpse of Ram Bahadur Bomjan, 17.

The boy's meditation and apparent 10-month fast attracted global attention before he vanished in March.

Bomjan's followers say he is an incarnation of Lord Buddha who was born in Lumbini, in present-day Nepal, more than 2,500 years ago.

Eyewitnesses said that a large number of people had reached the jungle in Bara district to get a glimpse of him.

The boy attracted international attention earlier this year when he was reported to have meditated for months without food.

But there has been no information about his whereabouts over the last nine months.

Eyewitnesses said that he had become thinner. The boy told the local reporters that he lived on herbs, but did not take other food.


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Link & Image: BBC News
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