Symposium on "Relic worship, History, Archeology and Religion"August 17, 2012, 9:57 pm
An exposition of the sacred Kapilavastu Relics of Lord Buddha will take place between August 19 and September 5, under an agreement signed between India and Sri Lanka.
This is the second time since their discovery 113 years ago, that the Sacred Kapilavastu Relics will be brought to Sri Lanka from India’s National Museum, situated in New Delhi.
In connection with the exposition of sacred Kapilavastu relics in Sri Lanka, the Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies (CCIS), in collaboration with the Pali and Buddhist Studies Unit, University of Colombo, the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies, is organizing a half-day symposium on Relic Worship: History, Archeology and Religion on August 20 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 pm at the auditorium of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies, Colornbo.
Prof. G. L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka and Kumari Selja, Minister of Culture, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation of India will grace the inaugural session. This symposium will address central themes associated with the relics and relic worship from historical, archaeological and religious perspectives.
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