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Indian Delegation Brings Buddha Relics to Mongolia for Buddh Purnima Celebrations – Buddhistdoor Global

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A special delegation of 25 Indian dignitaries, led by union minister Kiren Rijiju, arrived in Ulaanbaatar on 13 June bearing four sacred Buddha relics. The relics, which originate from Kapilvastu in modern-day Nepal, where the Buddha entered parinirvana, are part of a goodwill gesture by the Indian government toward Mongolia. They will be exhibited for 11 days to honor the Mongolian celebration of Buddh Purnima, the birth of the Buddha, on 14 June.

The relics were met at Ulaanbaatar International Airport by Mongolia’s culture minister, Nomin Saranchimeg, as well as Khamba Nomun Khan, advisor to the president of Mongolia, and a large number of Buddhist monks, among other dignitaries.

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