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.
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.
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma-Sambuddhassa!
Homage to Him, the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Perfectly Enlightened One!