The spire of the heritage Mahabodhi Mahavihara will soon be covered in gold.
Devotees from Thailand will donate 100kg of the yellow metal to Buddhism’s holiest shrine, which was rocked by a series of explosions last month.
At today’s prices, the cost of the gold needed would be approximately Rs 33 crore.
catmoon wrote:Sure. Once in a while, why not do something extraordinarily beautiful? The argument about housing the poor is always there and can be raised in regard to any expenditure, including your own dinner, home, clothes and car. These things are not likely to inspire anyone, but how often do we question them?
greentara wrote:Thailand doesn't need another temple or shrine and certainly not a gold plated addition.
greentara wrote:Malcom, I understand I should have said no more temples needed globally, gilded or ungilded!
David N. Snyder wrote:greentara wrote:Thailand doesn't need another temple or shrine and certainly not a gold plated addition.
The Maha Bodhi Temple is not in Thailand. It is in Bodh Gaya, India. The spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment. The spot considered most significant; to most (perhaps all?) Buddhists. It is the Mecca (if you will) of Buddhism.
greentara wrote:Ok Tidathep, As its the greatest gift...we'll remove the crown and jewellery from the woman in the picture and place it at the feet of the Buddha!
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