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Sacred Kapilavastu Relics Offered to Dalai Lama in a Reverent Ceremony

In a solemn ceremony held on Thursday morning, the revered relics of Lord Buddha, housed at the Rajaguru Sri Subhuthi Maha Viharaya in Waskaduwa, Sri Lanka, were presented to the Dalai Lama, as confirmed by the Dalai Lama’s office in a statement.

The Kapilavastu relics, renowned for their historical and spiritual significance, serve as a poignant link to the profound legacy of Lord Buddha, captivating the devotion of countless followers.

The Sri Subhuthi Maha Viharaya in Waskaduwa is home to a collection of 21 relics attributed to Lord Buddha, each cherished for its sacred connection to the enlightened teachings.

Guardian of these precious relics, Waskaduwe Mahindawansa Maha Nayaka Thero, has diligently preserved and protected them for generations within the sanctified confines of Sri Subhuthi Maha Viharaya in Waskaduwa, Sri Lanka.

Earlier this year, on the auspicious occasion of Chotrul Duechen, the Dalai Lama imparted a profound teaching drawn from the Jataka Tales at the Main Tibetan Temple, Tsuglagkhang, in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. This event attracted over 3000 Tibetan devotees, including Buddhist clergy and foreigners, signifying the enduring global reverence for Lord Buddha’s teachings.

Chotrul Duechen, celebrated on the 15th day of the 1st Tibetan month, commemorates significant events in Lord Buddha’s life, embodying a day of offerings and spiritual significance.

Moreover, in a remarkable gesture of reverence, the relics of Lord Buddha and his esteemed disciples, Arahant Sariputta and Maha Moggallana, embarked on a 25-day exposition across four cities in Thailand in March. Organized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), this exposition garnered an overwhelming response, with over 4 million devotees from Thailand and neighboring countries paying homage to the revered relics.

The journey of these sacred relics, from New Delhi to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ubon Ratchathani, and Krabi provinces, underscored the profound reverence and universal appeal of Lord Buddha’s timeless teachings.

Source: Asia News International

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