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Holy Relics Of Lord Buddha

Holy Relics Of Lord Buddha:

Four Holy Relics of Lord Buddha are being taken from India to Mongolia for an 11-day exposition to coincide with Mongolian Buddha Purnima celebrations.

  • These relics are to be displayed at the Batsagaan Temple in Gandan Monastery complex in Ulaanbaatar.
  • The four relics come from among 22 Buddha relics, currently housed at Delhi’s National Museum.
  • Together, they are known as the ‘Kapilvastu Relics’ since they are from a site in Bihar believed to be the ancient city of Kapilvastu.
  • The site was discovered in 1898.
  • Relics are sacred objects associated with holy individuals.
  • They may be literal body parts (teeth, hair, bones) or objects which the holy person used or touched.
  • In many traditions, relics are believed to have special powers to heal, grant favors, or exorcise demons.

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