Last week I visited this stupa in Birmingham where a portion of the Buddha’s relics are enshrined. It is said that the relics will literally increase in amount if offerings are made. What that means is coming and paying ones respects to the memory of the Buddha and making offerings of flowers, candles, food and incense and other good things. One also makes an offering of bows out of gratitude. In Taiwan I heard that thousands of people came to pay their respects to the Buddha relics when they came, as part of a world tour, to one of the large temples. It is also said that the relic will dissapear if they are forgotten.