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Enshrining Ceremony of the Statue of Lord Buddha (Tongdosa Temple)

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Gift of Lord Buddha Statue to Tongdosa Temple
인도 정부, 통도사에 불상 기증
16 May 2021 & 19 May 2021

Embassy of India, Seoul, in collaboration with the Tongdosa authorities, organized a series of events in connection with the gift of a statue of Lord Buddha by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to the people of the Republic of Korea. This included a handing-over ceremony at the Embassy on April 30, 2021, enshrining ceremony of the statue in Tongdosa on May 16, 2021 and a ceremony to dedicate the statue to the Korean people, coinciding with the Vesak celebrations on May 19, 2021.

The statue was handed over in a ceremony at Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Seoul, by Ambassador of India to ROK H.E. Ms. Sripriya Ranganathan to Head Monk of Tongdosa Ven. Hyeonmun on April 30, 2021. The enshrining ceremony of the Lord Buddha Statue was held at Tongdosa, Yangsan on May 16, 2021. During the ceremony, Ambassador highlighted the central importance of Buddhism in promoting India-Korea cultural relations and people-to-people linkages over the centuries. ICCR Director General H.E. Mr. Dinesh K. Patnaik, in his message, emphasized that temples like Tongdosa bring the teachings of Lord Buddha to the world and celebrate the power and goodness of Buddhism all over the world.



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16 May 2021

  • Glimpses of the event 

  • Address of Director General, ICCR, New Delhi - Mr. Dinesh K Patnaik on the occasion of enshrining ceremony of statue of Lord Buddha at Tongdosa

  • Message by Ms. Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, India


  • Pictures



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