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.