‘Bone Relic’ of the Buddha

From The Irrawaddy:

Buddha Bone Tours Burma’s Sacred Sites

A sacred relic said to be a bone from the body of the Buddha has arrived at Rangoon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, where devotees will be able to pay homage to the object through Friday.

The relic arrived in Mandalay last week from northern India, and was taken to the Sitagu International Buddhist Academy in Sagaing Division. The bone then traveled to Naypyidaw, Meikhtila, Okpo and Taunggoo.

The tour was facilitated by Burma’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Sitagu Buddhist monasteries.


(Photos: Myo Min Soe / The Irrawaddy)