Buddha's Tooth
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:04PM
[chuck] in Art, Buddha's tooth, Dharma, Naypyidaw, Other, Uppatasanti Pagoda

The ornate case shown above occupies a prominent spot in the Uppatasanti Pagoda (see Uppatasanti Pagoda) in Nay Pyi Taw. It is said to contain one of Buddha's teeth. I was, not surprisingly, a bit skeptical of this claim, but I asked several people and, yes, the shrine was a gift from China and it indeed contains a tooth relic from Shakyamuni Buddha. Wow. Deep gassho. [NOTE: Wonder where China got the tooth from?] 

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