The relics of Buddha Sakyamuni will come to Kalmykia


Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni November 18 in Elista, come holy relics from Sri Lanka. This spring, during a visit to Sri Lanka, the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, he met with President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa.

During a friendly conversation the sides exchanged views on the development of economic and cultural ties, the implementation of bilateral exchanges, including through Buddhist organizations.

Also, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in the temple of Sri Sambodhi Varayya took part in the celebration of Vesak Buddhist ceremony Kalapayya. At the ceremony, he awarded the honorary Buddhist title of “Mahanayake” for his services in the spread of Buddhism throughout the world.

In negotiations with the leadership of the monastery of Sri Sambodhi Varayya discussed cooperation between the NGOs of Kalmykia, and the monastery, Buddhist pilgrimage issues in the Republic of Sri Lanka and want training in special courses of meditation in the monastery.

During his official visit to Sri Lanka, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited the ancient fortress in Sigiriya, went to worship in the temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

During the conversation with the abbot of the temple had been reached on the fact that in deference to the merits of Buddhists of Kalmykia in the spread of Buddhism, the republic will be brought relics of the Buddha Sakyamuni. The remains of the Buddha’s sarira is called in Sanskrit the word meant, what remains after the cremation of the body. It is believed that the sarira is the body of the eternal Buddha, revered them as the teacher, who left the world more than 2500 years ago.

In the III century BC, Emperor Ashoka stupa was opened by the ancients, in which the relics of the Buddha, distributed them to the new stupa, built on the territory of the empire. According to legend, there were 84 000. The emperor believed that enlightened sarira has miraculous powers, and sent messengers to all the known countries of the time. They carried with them the texts, and sometimes part of the remains of Buddha.

The relics of the Buddha have miraculous powers, if a person falls happy to see the shrine, the next three of his life will be happy. Six years ago, during the opening ceremony of the main Buddhist temple of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, then head of the region, said that in this beautiful building Buddhists Russia necessarily see the sacred relics of Buddha Sakyamuni.

The sacred relics of Sri Lanka is already known to bring in Kalmykia, a Buddhist monk Venerable Maha Thero Pallekande Ratanasara. In the ancient temple of Sri Lanka in a mortar relics of the Buddha. When the stupa was destroyed, it found a small jar, in which relics of the great Buddha. These relics with great reverence they gave venerable Palekande, which will bring the relics to Kalmykia.

On Saturday, November 19 at 9 am in the central khurul Golden Abode of Buddha Sakyamuni, the grand opening of the exposition of the sacred relics of Sri Lanka. After opening the monks of the main temple of the republic to hold a prayer service dedicated to such significant event. And with 11 hours will be given access to holy sites. The contemplation of the sacred relics of the “Golden abode of Buddha Shakyamuni” will last for two days on 19 and 20 November.

November 21, on Monday, they will go to a small tour of the country.

Their first encounter in the Trinity area of Virgin. November 22 sacred relics of Buddha yashkulyane see, on Wednesday, November 23, residents of the district will be able to contemplate Priyutnenskogo relics of the great Buddha at the Buddhist temple of the village Uldyuchiny.

Nina Shaldunova
Elista, Kalmykia

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