Shringla prays for the welfare of Indians and Sri Lankans at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Sunday prayed for the welfare and prosperity of the Indian and Sri Lankan peoples and for the strengthening of their centuries-old ties, as he visited the historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the largest Buddhist shrine in Sri Lanka. majority in the city of Kandy.
Shringla arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday for a four-day visit during which he will meet with senior leaders, including President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, and review bilateral relations between India and the island nation. .
“Foreign Secretary @harshvshringla begins his visit seeking blessings from Sri Dalada Maligawa. He was warmly received by the Honorable Diyawadana Nilame of the temple,” tweeted the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka.
Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs – Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who is on an official tour, visited the Temple of the Tooth Relic today (October 3) to pay homage and obtain blessings. @IndiainSL @AhciKandy @indian diplomats @MFA_SriLanka pic.twitter.com/ttvHpz0YAM
– Sri Dalada Maligawa Kandy (@SriDalada) October 3, 2021
Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in the country’s central province is a world famous place of worship, where Gautama Buddha’s left canine tooth is enshrined.
“The Foreign Secretary prayed for the well-being and prosperity of the Indian and Sri Lankan peoples and for the strengthening of their age-old ties,” tweeted the Deputy High Commission of India in Kandy.
Diyawadana Nilame is the office of the main lay guardian of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
The temple which is revered daily by thousands of devotees and local and foreign tourists was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
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