The photo above is of Buddha relics contained in small gold chedis at Wat Tam Sua Theravada Buddhist Temple in southern Thailand in the city and province of Krabi.
What Are Buddha Relics?
Buddha relics are of great cultural and religious significance to Theravada Buddhists in Thailand, and across the globe. Each major Buddhist temple in Thailand has relics of Buddha that are usually given to the temple’s founder, or “Abbot”, for display at the temple.
Ajarn Jumnien received these Buddha relics from important Buddhist figures across Asia. Most relics are from northern India, Nepal, and even some from Sri Lanka. The relics are supposed to consist of ashes and bone fragments from Buddha himself. This area of the temple is always a very sacred place, shoes must be removed prior to entering the bot where the Buddha’s relics are kept secured.
We do not sell anything here on our website that looks like, or claim to BE Buddha relics, we find it quite ridiculous that others do so. Do you really think you could buy any of Buddha’s original relics for less than a couple of million dollars - were they to be sold? Of course not. We don’t get involved in business such as this. We only offer original amulets from Buddhist temples across Thailand. If you are looking to buy “relics” - you might try eBay or some other website.
Below we have history about some important Buddhist figures and concepts.
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