Colombo, May 4 (newsin.asia): The relics of Lord Buddha brought from Pakistan are now being exhibited at Purana Vajirakoth Viharaya, in Kalutara District.
The relics were received by Ven. Gonaduwe Gunananda Thero at the temple. The relics are from the Dharmarajika Vihara at Taxila in Pakistan. The 3 rd.Century BC vihara was built at the time of Emperor Ashoka.
Thereafter, the relics will be taken to Galle (5th May at Sumanaramaya, Kumbalwella), Matara (6th & 7th May at Getambaruwa Raja Maha Vihara), Kurunegala (8thMay at Diyakalamulla Pirivena, Kuliyapitiya), Anuradhapura (9th & 10th May at Sri Sarananda Maha Pirivena) and Kandy (11th May at Balagollla Budhist Centre and 12th May at Ambanwela Raja Maha Vihara) for public exposition.
The relics then be will be brought back to Colombo on 13th May, for a three day exposition at the Gangaramaya Viharasthanaya, says a release from the Pakistan High Commission.
(The featured image at the top shows the arrival of Lord Buddha’s relics at Purana Vajirakoth Viharaya at Kalutara)