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Golden Pagoda gets precious Buddha relic from Thailand


Namsai (Arunachal Pradesh), November 2, 2017: Initiating a people-to-people connect between the South East Asian nations and India, the Tai Khamti people in the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh received a Buddha Relic from Thailand’s Sangharaja. 

The Buddha relic was presented to the Kongmu Kham (Golden Pagoda) in the Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh by Somdet Phra Mahamuniwong, the Sangharaja of Thailand. The Holy Relic was received by the people of Namsai as thousands gathered to welcome the delegates from Thailand on Monday.

Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein received the relic from the airport at Mohanbari in Dibrugarh. The deputy chief minister and the Abbot of Golden Pagoda Ven. Vimalatissa Mahathero had earlier written to the Sangharaja for blessing the region.

A delegation from Golden Pagoda had earlier on October 19 received the relic from the Sangharaja in Bangkok. It has been brought by a 13-member Thai delegate team.

Sponsored by chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu and patronized by deputy chief minister Chowna Mein, the permanent enshrining of the Holy Relic at Kongmu Kham opens doors for a spiritual relationship between the people of the two countries. “People following Buddhism in eastern Arunachal share a strong spiritual connect with those residing in the South East Asian region.

The gifting of the Relic by none other than the Sangharaja puts focus on the scenic Kongmu Kham. We believe that this will now lead to many people from the ASEAN visiting the Kongmu Kham,” said Chowna Mein, deputy chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh who was present on the occasion.