The Cetiya ~ Seck Kia Eenh

The Cetiya is a dome-shaped structure built to enshrine the holy relics of the Buddha and Arahants.

In 1964, Venerable Ananda Mangala Maha Nayaka Thera, the Resident Monk of Seck Kia Eenh then, suggested the building of a Cetiya to enshrine the Buddha's Relics.

Venerable R. Somaloka, the following Resident Monk, then consecrated the spot for the intended Cetiya in a simple ceremony on the morning of the 14th Anniversary of the planting of the Sri Maha Bodhi tree (which is the 1st day of the Eight Chinese Moon) in September 1970. However, due to insufficient funds, the project was postponed.

The Cetiya was finally completed in April 1988 with the assistance of our skilled locals and expertise of a Sri Lankan friend, Mr. Mithrasena Vidyaraja during the tenure of Venerable K. Khemarama, the Resident Monk of Seck Kia Eenh then.

23rd May 1988 saw the installation of a beautiful reclining Buddha image. The impressive Cetiya was unveiled at the 3.30 p.m. on Wesak Day, 30th May 1988 by the assembly of the Mahayana Maha Sangha, led by Venerable Seck Kim Beng AMN. JP. and the Theravada Maha Sangha, led by Venerable K. Khemarama.

The Buddha's Relics, presented by the late Venerable Ananda Mangala Maha Nayaka Thera was enshrined in the Cetiya at 8.00 p.m. on the same day. The Cetiya was designed according to the Ganthakara (bell shape) design, proclaimed to be the most beautiful of all Cetiyas.

Witness the grand Wesak procession in Melaka the coming Saturday 5 May 2012. Check in early and stay overnight.
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