Exhibition of Buddha relics in Mongolia
Highlighting the strong bilateral ties between India and Mongolia, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal highlighted how the exhibition of Buddha relics in Mongolia has highlighted the similarities and closeness between the two nations.
The Holy Kapilvastu Relics of the Buddha which have been on display for 11 days in Mongolia were received by Meghwal on Monday.
Speaking to ANI, Meghwal said, “Exhibition of Buddha relics in Mongolia for 11 days has highlighted the similarities and closeness between the two countries.” He recalled the enhanced bilateral relations shared by India and Mongolia.
The mutual understanding between the two countries regarding the display of relics has also developed the brotherhood between the two nations, he added.
The four holy relics – known as the ‘Relics of Kapilvastu’ were brought in two special bulletproof coffins on board an Indian Air Force plane by an Indian delegation led by the Minister of Health. Union Rijiju.
The holy Buddha relics, considered one of the holiest relics in Buddhism, returned to Mongolia after 29 years.
They were displayed at the Batsagaan Temple in the Gandan Tegchenling Monastery complex in Ulaanbaatar for 11 days.
In 2015, the Holy Relics were placed in the “AA” category of antiquities and art treasures that should not normally be taken out of the country for display, given their delicate nature.
However, at the special request of the Mongolian government, the government made an exception and allowed the display of the holy relics in Mongolia to strengthen the cultural and spiritual relations between the two countries. (ANI)