• Short Summary

    A SACRED RELIC OF BUDDHA WAS ENSHRINED IN THE VIHARA (TEMPLE) AT CHISWICK IN SOUTH LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    A SACRED RELIC OF BUDDHA WAS ENSHRINED IN THE VIHARA (TEMPLE) AT CHISWICK IN SOUTH LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY). THE TEMPLE IS HEADQUARTERS OF THE BRITISH BUDDHISTS.

    THE RELIC - A SMALL BONE FROM THE REMAINS OF GAUTAMA BUDDHA - WAS GIFT TO BRITISH BUDDHISTS, NOW 100,000-STRONG, FROM A SHRINE AT MIHINTALE, FAMED AS THE BIRTHPLACE OF BUDDHISM IN CEYLON. THE GIFT WAS BROUGHT TO BRITAIN BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CEYLON, MRS. BANDARANAIKE.

    THE PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF LONDON PRESENTED AN UNUSUAL SIGHT - ELEPHANTS FROM A LOCAL CIRCUS, DANCERS FROM CEYLON, A STATUE OF BUDDHA AND THE HAUNTING MUSIC OF THE EAST ACCOMPANIED THE PROCESSION.

    WITH MRS. BANDARANAIKE WAS LORD MOUNTBATTEN. REPRESENTATIVES OF OTHER CHURCH LEADERS WERE ALSO PRESENT.

    AT THE VIHARA THE RELIC WAS RECEIVED FORM MRS. BANDARANAIKE BY THE PRIESTS OF THE TEMPLE. THEN MEMBERS OF THE PROCESSION FILED PAST TO PAY HOMAGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29BAPZJ4P3VQLI9ORYSHRE6TO
    Media URN:
    VLVA29BAPZJ4P3VQLI9ORYSHRE6TO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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