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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thailand donates Golden Buddha Statue and relics

Thailand donates Golden Buddha Statue and relics

On a request made by Ven. Saddharma Keerthi Shree Badulle Mahanama Thera, Thailand has sent Kotikawatte Nagarukkaramaya Temple a magnificent 14ft high beautifully decorated valuable Buddha Statue with pure intention of widespread Buddhism, particularly considering the contribution Nagarukkaramaya does in spreading Buddhism.

The Buddha Statue was belonging to Wat Tarn-En Temple of Ayudhya Thailand and Mahanayake Thera - Phrakrasamu Jirayu Athichanto. Thailand's temple is also donating relics to Sri Lanka's Nagarukkaramaya Temple.

The opening ceremony of the Golden Buddha Statue is scheduled for today 6th Saturday, June 2009.

Relics will be exposed for three days from June 7 to 9. (Poson Poya day and two days following Poson Poya day) at the Kotikawatte, Agarukkaramaya Temple. These three days are given to Buddhist devotees to pay homage.

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