Relics of Lord Buddha to be sent to Sri Lankan museum

Nepal government has decided to provide statues, replicas and photographs related to Lord Gautam Buddha to a newly established International Buddhist Museum in Candy, Sri Lanka. Candy is the place where the teeth of Lord Buddha have been kept safe.

Officials at the Ministry of Culture said the government is preparing to send two statutes and two replicas of Lord Buddha to showcase in the museum. Fifteen photographs of Buddha developed in the museum standard will also be sent to Sri Lanka.

Secretary at Ministry of Culture Modaraj Dotel said a consignment containing all these items will be sent to Sri Lanka through Foreign Ministry as committed by Nepal in an agreement last year. The museum has provided Nepal, where Buddha was born, a space to showcase artifacts related to the founder of Buddhism.

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Friday inspected the items to be sent to Sri Lanka at his office and directed officials to make an arrangement to send them safely to Sri Lanka.

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