Kirsan Ilyumzhinov bring in Kalmykia relics of Shakyamuni Buddha

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov bring in Kalmykia relics of Shakyamuni Buddha. During his official visit to Sri Lanka, the first President of the Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President visited the ancient fortress city of Sigiriya, attended a service at the church of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

During the conversation with the abbot of the temple had been agreed that, in deference to the merits of the Buddhist Republic of Kalmykia in the spread of Buddhism in the republic will be brought relics of Shakyamuni Buddha, as well as the germ of a sacred tree Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, nurtured, according to the legend of the ridge tree under which the Buddha Sakyamuni was enlightened, and brought to Sri Lanka in 288 BC Emperor Ashoka.

It is assumed that the holy relics to be brought to Kalmykia in June this year to celebrate the birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha.

Yuri Kartenov
Sri Lanka – Kalmykia
Parliamentary Gazette of Kalmykia

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