The Lieu Quan Buddhist Cultural Center  in Hue City

Hundreds of monks, nuns and Buddhists as well as pilgrims have travelled to the Dieu Quang Pagoda in the central province of Khanh Hoa's Nha Trang City to view 38 Buddhist sarira on display.

Said to be the crystallised remains from the cremated Buddha's physical body, Buddha sarina were placed in small glass-towers for worshipping.

The artefacts are now in Phu Yen Province, and will be displayed in Ha Noi and HCM City before returning to India.

The display is being held to celebrate the Lord Buddha's Birthday in the Year of the Buddhist Calendar 2550.

Within the framework of the Buddhist Culture Week 2010 at the Lieu Quan Buddhism Culture Centre in the central city of Hue, the managing committee of Thua Thien-Hue Province Buddhist Church held a celebration to light seven of giant lotus-shaped lanterns anchored in the Huong River on Friday.

Each lantern is 2.5m in height and 270kg in weight with a diametre of 7m.

Seven glistening lanterns have been installed 20m apart each other, symbolising the first steps of the newborn Buddha, not only beautifying the river but also bringing peace and joy to visitors' hearts.

Source: VietNamNet/Viet Nam News