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Mongolian MP praises India for displaying four holy Buddha relics in Ulaanbaatar

Mongolian MP Batshugar Enkhbayar thanked India for organizing the ceremony in which the four holy relics of Lord Buddha were publicly displayed at Ganden Tegchenling Monastery in Ulaanbaatar.

“I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Indian government for allowing this event to happen,” Batshugar Enkhbayar.

He added that this was the last time India sent the holy relics outside the country.

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Referring to the public display of the Four Holy Relics Ceremony of Lord Buddha, MP Mangolian said, “I believe this ceremony is exceptionally significant for Magnolia, for Mongolian culture and the Buddhist community as a whole.”

He added that “this is the second time the Holy Relic has come to Mongolia. Earlier, it arrived in 1994.”

Enkhbayar said he believed India played an important role after the first communism in Mongolia.

He also called India a “cultural and economic friend” and said that India has helped the country with financial aid.

Earlier on Monday, Buddhist devotees and residents of the Mongolian capital warmly welcomed an Indian delegation led by Union Minister Rijiju as they arrived here with the holy relics of Lord Buddha.

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The four holy relics known as the “Relics of Kapilvastu” were brought in two special bulletproof coffins on board an Indian Air Force aircraft.

The holy relics will be on display at the Batsagaan Temple in the Gandan Tegchenling Monastery complex in Ulaanbaatar for 11 days.

They were in the custody of the National Museum in Delhi and during the 11-day visit to Mongolia, the relics will be granted ‘State Guest’ status.

The holy relics of Lord Buddha returning to Mongolia after 29 years are considered one of the most sacred relics in Buddhism.

In 2015, the holy relics were placed in the “AA” category of antiquities and art treasures that should not normally be taken out of the country for display, given their delicate nature.

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However, at the request of the Mongolian government, the government made a special exception and allowed the display of the holy relics in Mongolia.

The exhibition of the sacred “Kapilavastu relics” at Ganden Tegchenling Monastery is considered a historic milestone in Indo-Mongolian relations and will further strengthen the cultural and spiritual relations between the two countries.

Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first-ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Mongolia, and taking the relics to Mongolia is an extension of the Prime Minister’s vision to rekindle relations with countries India had relations with. centuries of cultural and spiritual ties. from.

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