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Kassapa Buddha Tooth Relic from Bhutan at Wat Phra Singh

January 10, 2012

The traveling exhibition of the Tooth Relic of the Kassapa Buddha has arrived at Wat Phra Singh.  The exhibition is presented by the Government of Bhutan (the Land of “Gross National Happiness”) and the is accompanied by a host of Bhutanese lamas.  The Kassapa Buddha is a previous incarnation of the historical Buddha.

A selection of verses to honor the auspicious relic are being chanted throughout the day beginning at 6am culminating in a recitation of verses to honor the Boddhisattva Avalalokitsthesvara at around 5 pm ending at around 7pm. The Bhutanese lamas and Thai monks alternate chanting.

This is a truly auspicious event for the New Year.    The Tooth Relic will be at Wat Phra Singh through January 19th.

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