Talking to TOI at Sirpur-the famous Buddhist archaeological stite in Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh, Dalai Lama said, "I came to know that some local tribes have reservation over my visit to the caves. But I have no intention to hurt anyone's sentiments and cause unnecessary inconvenience".
"But sometimes, 'inconvenience' become necessary with friends and people in China. It's not for my own interest but for the interest of peace, interest of democracy, interest of religious freedom and our own right", he added.
The Tibetan spiritual leader said the Buddhist countries like China, Japan, Korea, Mongoliya and Tibet, great philosophers like Nagarjuna have written important texts which are hard to understand and need lot of effort to understand the comparison made by philosophers.
"But once people in this country know this place, I am sure, locals would be happy to see this place as a famous tourist place," he added. Located on the banks of River Mahanadi, Sirpur has gained international highlight recently as a Buddhist archaeological centre as excavations revealed that it was an important centre of Buddhist from the 6th the 10th century AD and was visited by Hieun Tsang, the 7th Century Chinese Pilgrimist and Scholar.
The 7th century Laxman Temple, dedicated to lord Vishnu, is considered as one of the finest brick temples of India with a stone doorframe. Recent excavations have uncovered 12 Buddh Viharas, one Jain Vihara, monolithic statues of Buddha and Mahavira, 22 Shiv temples and 5 Vishnu temples.