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Lord Buddha Sacred Relics Enshrined In Thailand

In a ceremony, the Holy Relics of Lord Buddha and His Two Disciples were enshrined for public reverence. The atmosphere at the Mandapam at Sanam Luang Pavilion in Bangkok was filled with respect and echoed with chants, marking this occasion.

Handover Ceremony: A Gesture of Respect

The Governor of Bihar, Shri Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, presented the Holy Relics of Buddha to Thai Prime Minister (Chairman), Mr. Srettha Thavisin. Simultaneously, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar entrusted the Relics of Arahants Sariputra & Maha Maudgalayana to Thai Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Somsak Thepsutin and Thai Culture Minister.

A Parade: Celebrating Culture and Heritage

A procession, emanating from the national museum, showcased the cultural heritage of Thailand. This parade, spanning 26 days, celebrated the spiritual significance of the Relics and highlighted the friendship between India and Thailand, symbolized by the display of their national flags and cultural exhibitions.

Exhibition: “Buddhabhoomi Bharat”

An exhibition titled “Buddhabhoomi Bharat,” organized by the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, was inaugurated. This exhibition showcased the spiritual and religious tourist destinations in India, strengthening the cultural ties between the two nations.

Words of Wisdom and Gratitude

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar thanked for joining the ceremony, highlighting Lord Buddha’s teachings of compassion and peace. The Thai Culture Minister also thanked India for hosting the exposition, aiming for closer ties and promoting Buddha’s message.

Cultural Exchange at Wat Pho Temple

Earlier, Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar visited the Wat Pho temple in Bangkok, presenting a set of sacred texts and paying homage to the Reclining Buddha statue. Engaging in discussions with Most Ven Dr. Debvajracharya, Deputy Abbot of Wat Pho, the Governor explored the cultural connections between Thailand and India.

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