Buddha Tooth Relic Temple – Singapore

In Singapore‘s circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha’s teeth.

It is claimed that the relic of Buddha from which it gains its name was found in 1980 in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar. The relic can be viewed by the public at the 4th floor of the temple.

The sacred building located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown was founded in 2002 and opened to the public in 2007.

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a four-story temple built in a style based on the Buddhist mandala and integrated with the Buddhism of the Tang dynasty.

The solid gold two-metre stupa on the fourth floor is the place where the sacred relic is kept. Continuing up to the roof, there is a pagoda that has a large prayer wheel.

The temple holds ceremonies on a daily basis, which are fascinating to observe and listen to the enchanting sounds of voice, chimes, and prayers.


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