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Buddha relics to travel to Arunachal Pradesh

Last Updated: Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 14:41

Itanagar: The sacred relics of Lord Buddha will travel for the first time to Arunachal Pradesh this month.

The exposition of Kapilavastu relics, considered to be the most genuine relics of Lord Buddha, will arrive at Tawang on November 15.

Addressing reporters here today, Karmik and Adhyatmik (Chos-Rig) Affairs chairman T G Rinpoche said that four out of 22 pieces of the relics would be brought to the state for public viewing.

"The main objective behind bringing the sacred relics to the state is to spread peace, harmony and tranquillity, and to inculcate the Buddha`s teachings among the people," he said.

After their arrival at Tawang on November 15, the relics would be kept at Tawang Monastery for exposition till November 23.

On November 24, they would be taken to Bomdila where they would be kept at Bomdila Monastery for public viewing till December 2, and on December 4 the relics would be taken to Namsai.

At Namsai the relics would be kept for public exposition till December 12 at the Golden Pagoda in Tengapani.

They would be taken to Dibrugarh in Assam the next day, and then back to New Delhi, he added.


First Published: Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 14:41
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