NEWSGD.COM
Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site Map | Chinese
News | Biz | Pearl River Delta | Enjoy Life | Culture | Travelling | Pics | Cities & Towns | Gov Info | Specials
Current Home > Culture/Life/Edu > Culture News
Relic of famous Chinese monk moved to new memorial hall in N India
Latest Updated by 2007-02-12 09:08:33
Related News
Poll: religious believers thrice estimate
Shaolin abbot: monks should learn English, computers
Chinese Monks on Pilgrimage to India
Culture & Life
[People & Life]China secures product quality in rural areas as New Year comes
[Culture News] Shenzhen's salary-rise ranks 4th in China
[Arts & Artists] [Shenzhen] Celebrating Spring Festival with paper-cuts (till Mar 11)
[Education] Emigrant sends thousands of precious books to China's universities

The relic of Xuanzang, a famous Chinese monk who traveled to India some 1,300 years ago, has been moved into a new memorial hall at Nalanda of north Indian state Bihar, according to the director of Nalanda University Sunday (Feb 11).

 

The relic containing skull bone of the monk had been kept in a crystal casket at the Patna Museum in the state capital for years.

 

The memorial hall for Xuanzang is scheduled to formally open on Monday (Feb 12) mid presence of a high-level Chinese delegation.

 

The inauguration of the hall will give a fillip to the Sino-Indian ties, said Ravindra Panth, director of the Nava Nalanda Mahavihar (Nalanda University).

 

A 100-member Chinese delegation, including 80 monks, will be present at the opening ceremony on Monday.

 

The Xuanzang memorial hall is located about half km from the ruins of ancient Nalanda University where the monk had spent five years studying Buddhism.

 

The restoration work of the hall received help of the Chinese government. A 26-member Chinese team stayed at Nalanda for about 100 days carrying out the restoration work.

 

Xuanzang started his journey to India, home to Buddhism, in 627A.D. and stayed here for 13 years. He brought back lots of Buddhist sutra and translated into Chinese, which laid foundations for Chinese Buddhism.

 

Editor: Wing

By: Source: China View website
Previous:  Chinese scholar wants to list Spring Festival as a world cultural heritage  Next:Pollen clues revealed on terracotta warriors, horses


'Space flowers' on show in SZ


Home-made CRH Trains Speed along Guang-Shen Line


[Guangzhou] Eight New Attractive Places of Liwan District Selected


GD Int'l Building Finally Finds new Owners


Swiss watchmaker sues Oscar best actress for contract breach
This site contains material from other media for content enrichment purpose only.
The Southcn.com website do not endorse such content and do not bear the joint responsibility of their copyright infringement.
The views expressed in written material posted to the bulletin boards of Southcn.com are those of the authors and/or publishers. The Southcn.com website does not endorse information products posted by organizations and individuals here. The originators of these information products are solely responsible for their content.
For copyright infringement issues, you shall contact Southcn.com within thirty (30) days. Email: falv@southcn.com
If you find any error in this page, please drag your mouse to mark the text with error, then press "CTRL" and "ENTER", to inform us. Thanks for your help!
Home  |  About Us  |   Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Chinese
©2005 WWW.NEWSGD.COM. All rights reserved.registered number 020074 Terms of Use | Advertise | ICP Certificate No.B2-20050252
Guangdong Gov Link
Guangdong Gov Brief
State Structure
Guangdong in Brief
Laws & Regulations
Exchange Rate
Guangdong Guide
   
Museum Museum
University University
Eat Eat
Shopping Duting
Night Life Night Life
Weather Weather
Phone No. Phone Num
Consulate Consulate
Airport Airport
Travel Tips Tours Tips