[Advaita-l] On the date of Buddha

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 12 08:54:18 CST 2010

Yes. One should not depend on dubious relics. To my knowledge Lord Buddha's tooth, which to my knowledge is accepted as an authentic relic by the Buddhists, was brought to Puri (erstwhile Dantapuri) and later on that was taken from there  to Sri Lanka. I doubt if the custodians of that tooth in Sri Lanka will ever allow it to be radio-carbon-dated.
Sunil K. Bhattacharjya

--- On Fri, 2/12/10, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] On the date of Buddha
To: "Advaita List" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Friday, February 12, 2010, 12:15 AM

> Perhaps the bone unearthed could be subjected to carbon dating.  Of course
> the belief would be that the bone belonged to Buddha but who can confirm it?
> http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_tktd_orissa_es_lalitagiri.asp

I notice that this webpage does not say that the relic belonged to the historical
Buddha. In the Buddhist monastic tradition, preservation of relics were not limited
to gautama Sakyamuni. Bones of many other monks were preserved in different

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