Buddha idol installed at TIA

KATHMANDU: An idol of Lord Gautama Buddha has been installed at the premises of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai said the idol was installed as a part of the project to convert the country’s only international airport into a boutique airport. Minister Bhattarai unveiled the idol […]

Experts to visit relic site – Cambodia

Experts from the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts are planning a visit to Kuk mountain in Pursat province, where an ancient Buddhist carving was found last week. Lach Phengly, provincial director of the Culture and Fine Arts Department, yesterday said villagers alongside members of the CPP provincial working group on Thursday came across an […]

390-foot Buddha the tallest in Japan

By THERON GODBOLD | Stars and Stripes | Published: December 19, 2019 If you’ve ever taken the Ken-o Expressway to Narita airport, you passed an unforgettably large statue of Buddha. About two hours northeast of Yokota Air Base, in a suburb of Tsukuba called Ushiku, the Ushiku Daibutsu, a bronze statue built in 1993 and […]

Islamabad Museum displays rare Buddha statue

Islamabad Museum displays rare Buddha statue Sculpture from period between 3rd and 4th century AD was discovered in 1960s Islamabad: The Islamabad Museum has put on display a rare statue of Buddha’s head after retrieving it from its reserves where it was locked for decades, according to a media report on Sunday. The sculpture, from […]

Myanmar Buddha statue donated to disaster-hit northeast Japan

A consecration ceremony was held Monday for a Buddha statue donated by Myanmar for victims of the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan. Monks from the Southeast Asian country, which also suffered damage from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, offered prayers in front of the 5-meter-high marble statue. It was placed last […]

The highest Buddhist monastery in Eastern India

The monastery is named after Acharya Padmasambhava, who was born in Odisha and is believed to have spread Buddhism to Tibet in the 7th century Paralakhemundi: Even though Lord Buddha had never stepped his foot in Odisha soil during his lifetime, the state has a rich heritage of Buddhism. In fact, Odisha is home to […]

Pakistani PM positive about exhibiting ‘Fasting Buddha’ statue in Korea: Jogye order official

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan reacted positively to the query from a South Korean Buddhist leader to display the “Fasting Buddha” statue, a key Gandhara art piece, in South Korea, an official of the Jogye Order said Wednesday. Ven. Wonhaeng, the 36th President of Jogye Order, South Korea’s largest Buddhist […]

Exhibition on ancient Buddha statues opens in HCM City

An exhibition featuring ancient Buddha statues which date back thousands of years has opened to the public at the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition features hundreds of Buddha statues made from various materials and dating back throughout history. Buddhism entered Vietnam about two thousand years ago. It can be said […]