The sacred Kapilavastu relics were brought to Sri Lanka today from India and were handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Kapilavastu, which contains the bone fragments of Buddha excavated in Kapilavastu was brought to Sri Lanka after three decades since its first exposition in the Island way back in 1978.
The relics were brought to the country in a special Indian Air force aircraft by a delegation led by Indian Minister of Culture, Kumari Selja.
“Thank you for bringing the relics to Sri Lanka,” Mr. Rajapaksa told Ms. Selja, at a bilateral meet held soon after the relics left in the procession.
These relics of Buddha, has been first discovered in 1898 from a site in India’s Bihar state, which is believed to be the ancient city of Kapilavastu.
Courtesy: The Hindu
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