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Bid to bring Buddha’s begging bowl back

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 24, 2011

PATNA: A serious effort is being made to bring back the alms bowl of Lord Buddha, which was enshrined at Vaishali until the first century AD and is currently preserved at the Kabul Museumin Afghanistan.

Former Union minister and RJD MPRaghuvansh Prasad Singh has been trying for over six months to procure the priceless treasure of Bihar from Afghanistan.

Singh had raised this issue in the Lok Sabha this year and also wrote a letter to the external affairs minister, S M Krishna. “In reply, Krishna asked for the ‘provenance’ of this holy relic of Buddha. In response to Krishna’s query, I also made an in-depth study of this subject,” Singh, an MP from Vaishali, told TOI over phone from New Delhi.

Documents available with the TOI said the Indian embassy in Kabul has made inquiries into the matter. It is learned that the begging bowl was in Kandahar until the regime of former president Najibullah. It was later brought to Kabul and is currently in the Kabul Museum.

“We are consulting the Archaeological Survey of India regarding the ‘provenance’ of the bowl as also our legal and treaties division regarding the legal aspects of the issue of recovery of an Indian item of archaeological and historical value,” Krishna said in a letter to Singh. Read the rest of this entry »

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2555th Buddha Jayanti in UN Headquarters

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 19, 2011

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SIKKIM: HH Dalai Lama likely to visit Sakyamuni project

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 10, 2010

The Himalayan Beacon

Gangtok: Construction work of the Sakyamuni project has progressed 90% and it will be finally completed by April 2011 at a total cost Rs.34.6 crores sanctioned by State Government, Mr. C. Zangpo Chief Engineer of Urban Development and Housing Department cum Technical Chief of Sakyamuni Project Committee told reporters Friday.

He said the Sakyamuni project in Rabong covers an area of 22.4 acres with its own eco-garden, tourist amenities along with a Buddha statue, the tallest in India. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buddha is Synonymous With Nepal (Faith Never Fades Away)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 14, 2010

News Blaze By Kamala Prasai*

The best-seller book, “The Post American World” by Dr. Fareed Zakaria, published in 2008, recently created controversy among the Buddhist community throughout the world.

Dr. Zakaria’s distortion of the fact that Buddha was born in India offended Nepali people. Dr. Zakaria holds a Ph. D. from Harvard. He received his doctorate in Political Science under renowned Professor Samuel P. Huntington and was enlightened by another renowned Professor Stanley Hoffman.

Dr. Zakaria is an editor and regular Newsweek columnist whith 24 million readers. Dr. Zakaria hosts a show on CNN called, “International Affairs Program”. He offers on a regular basis, his writings on foreign affairs. There is much more to him. If a man of his standing misleads readers on important subjects he may have some other intent in his mind and that might be a very ill-motivated one.

Intellectuals think Dr. Zakaria’s intention is to create fissures between Hindus and Buddhists and between the people of two countries, India and Nepal and for instability in the South Asian region to fuel some psychological fear to the Chinese establishment. Read the rest of this entry »

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