Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cambodian Heritage In the World Buddhist Museum, Kandy, Srilanka

Srilanka is a famous Buddhist Country among other Buddhist countries around the world. Buddha's Teachings have been well observed from generation to generation. Presently, Srilanka has set up the International Buddhist Museum complex which was completed at a cost of Rs.200 million. The Sri Dalada International Buddhist Museum on World Buddhism established in the premises of Sri Dalada Maligawa Kandy was declared open  on 20, May 2011 in the midst of pirith chanting of the Maha Sanga. President Mahinda Rajapakse presided over the occasion. The Museum provides the opportunity to study from one location on the world Buddhist heritage. It is located in the ancient military complex building that was built by the British colonial rulers in the 19th century. The government vested the building to the Most Sacred Temple of Tooth for the purpose of establishing the Museum, Kandy, Srilanka.
The International Buddhist Museum is situated in the premises of the sacred Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. It is established with the contributions from 16 Buddhist countries, namely, Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Maldives.

Cambodia is a well-known Theravada Buddhist Country among other Buddhist countries in the world. The 95 % of population of Cambodian people are Buddhists. Cambodian people have accepted and practised Buddhism as Religion of the country. Currently, with a great effort of Cambodian Buddhist Centre, Colombo, Srilanka, several Cambodian Heritages have been brought and provided in the International Buddhist Museum in Kandy, Srilanka for the benefits of many, for the peace and happiness of the world and for promotion of our beloved cultures throughout the world. 
The following heritages have been provided to the International Buddhist Museum by Cambodian Buddhist Center:

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