Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Buddha's Relics

The stupas that were erected in temple compound were supposed to have at least a piece of the Buddha's relics on the base.   How true is this, is subject to debate.  

National Geographic under the History Channel has a documentary film on the site where the relics of the Buddha were found.  In 1898, an amateur archeologist discovered a vast ancient stupa in Piprahwa, near the Buddha's birth place.  

The video is 45 minutes long, so you need to take time to watch this.   This year, 2013, Wesak Day is on Friday 24 May. So it is opportune to share this video. 

Peace and happiness to all.

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