Buddha Relic welcomed at Nalanda Centre

The precious Buddha-Śarīra.

The precious Buddha-Śarīra was placed in a special casket and displayed for two hours in the Sumangala Room yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday, Nalanda Centre had the great honour to be bequeathed with a Buddha Relic (Pāli, “Śarīra”) – a single bone fragment of the Blessed One.  The Relic was previously under the custodianship of the late Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Nāyaka Thero and Achariya Vijaya Samarawickrama for many decades.

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan led members and devotees in welcoming the Relic with reverence and devotion.  The Buddha-Śarīra was placed in the Sumangala Room for two hours yesterday afternoon to allow everyone to pay respects.  Nalandians took full use of the opportunity to recite suttas and meditate in the presence of the Holy Relic.

Bro. Tan led members and devotees in paying homage and reciting the ‘Buddha-Vandana’.

Bro. Tan led members and devotees in paying homage and reciting the ‘Buddha-Vandana’.

Bro. Tan giving a brief talk on Buddha Relics.

Bro. Tan giving a brief talk on the origin of Buddha Relics.

The Buddha-Śarīra will be part of the procession this Wednesday on K. Sri Dhammananda 10th Memorial Day.  The precious Relic will be displayed to the public on 30 September 2016 in a special pavilion at Nalanda Centre.  Details of the event will be announced next week.

Nalandians took turns to recite suttas and meditate in the presence of the Holy Relic.

For two hours the Buddha-Śarīra was on display, Nalandians took turns to recite suttas and meditate in the presence of the Holy Relic.

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma-Sambuddhassa!

Homage to Him, the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Perfectly Enlightened One!