Four holy relics of Lord Buddha from Kapilvastu placed at Gandan Monastery in Mongolia
The four holy Kapilvastu relics of Lord Buddha were placed with great reverence for exposition in the Battsagaan temple Assembly Hall of the Gandan Monastery in Mongolia yesterday.
On this occasion, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said, several centuries ago, the spirit of Buddhism traversed from the Himalayan mountains of India into Mongolian steppes and became precious shared heritage. He said, this spiritual connect continues to bind the people of two nations.
He said, the Mongolian Buddhist relics are also being displayed in Gandan Monastery alongside Indian relics reinforcing this unique spiritual link between the two nations.
Mr. Rijiju informed that India has reprinted 100 sets of 108-volume sacred Mongolian Kanjur which will soon be distributed to monasteries and other Buddhist institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, Speaker of Mongolian Parliament Zandanshatar Gombojav thanked Indian government for allowing exposition of the holy relics for 11 days and giving the people of Mongolia the opportunity to pay their respects and seek blessings.
According to official release,relics reached Mongolia for an 11-day exposition on Monday accompanied by a 25-member delegation led by Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju. These Relics belong to 22 of the special Relics kept in National Museum of Culture Ministry of India.