Remains of Lord Buddha to be extablished in Bihar

Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 18:36

Patna: The remains of Lord Buddha
received from five countries would be kept in a stupa at the
new Buddha Memorial Park here, which would be inaugurated by
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on May 27, Bihar Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday.

The Dalai Lama would establish the remains in the
stupa, Kumar, who inspected the construction work at the
Buddha Memorial Park near Patna junction, told reporters
here.

The Dalai Lama would also plant cuttings of the
Mahabodhi trees to be received from Sri Lanka and from Bodh
Gaya, he said.

A state-of-the-art museum would also be set up at the
park where the life of Lord Buddha would be depicted,
Kumar said.

A society would be set up for protection, management
and maintenance of the park, he said.

The chief minister said a stupa would also come up in
Vaishali, where the remains of Lord Buddha at present kept at
the Patna museum for security reasons, would be established.

PTI




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