Month: January 2021

  • Two suspects arrested for damaging Buddhist statues, special police security for Mawanella

    Dec 26, Colombo: Mawanella Police have arrested two individuals suspected of damaging several Buddha statues in the area last few days. Area residents have captured the two youths when they arrived on a motorbike early Wednesday morning (Dec 26) and attempted to damage a Buddha statue at a road junction in Mawanella and handed them […]

  • The White Horse Temple: China’s Very First Buddhist Temple

    The White Horse Temple is a Buddhist temple located not far from Luoyang, Henan, in China. This temple is reputed to be the first Buddhist temple in China, as, according to tradition, it was built during the Eastern Han Dynasty. The temple has survived for almost 2000 years. Over this period of time new buildings […]

  • The Hindu gods of Buddhist Thailand

    Bramha, Vishnu and Ganesh rub shoulders with the Buddha in Thailand’s multi-layered culture Visitors from Nepal and India at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport are surprised to see a 15m long depiction of Hindu gods and demons churning the ocean to squeeze out the अमृत Elixir. In another section of the terminal building is an ornate figure […]