Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Replicas of a rare Buddhist manuscript are now available

Exact replicas of the rare Buddhist manuscript entitled the Gilgit Lotus Sutra can now be purchased in India.

The manuscript  was discovered in 1931 by cattle grazers in Pakistan - previously called the Gilgit region. The Gilgit Lotus Sutra dates to the 5th century and is one of the most revered Buddhist scriptures. It is believed to be the only Buddhist manuscript discovered in India.

The Gilgit Lotus Sutra is kept in Delhi at the National Archives of India.

Find out more.
Ref: AWNS-19230531-45-2, Sir George Grey Special Collections

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