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Sacred relic goes to Myanmar

11-07-2011 09:50 BJT

Buddhist monks at the Lingguang Temple in Beijing perform a religious ceremony yesterday morning before a Chinese Buddhist sacred tooth relic is conveyed to Myanmar's new capital of Nay Pyi Taw for a 48-day public obeisance in the country under the escort of venerable monks. Myanmar held a grand ceremony at the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport to greet the tooth relic in accordance with Buddhist practice. The relic was then conveyed by colorful floats and white, elephant-decorated vehicles to Nay Pyi Taw's Uppatasanti Pagoda. There another grand ceremony to keep the relic for paying homage took place, attended by President U Thein Sein as well as about 6,000 Buddhist followers. More than 80 percent of Myanmar's 60 million people are Buddhist.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: Shanghai Daily

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