This recent expert opinion concerning the authenticity of the Piprahwa reliquary once more raises questions about the exact whereabouts of Kapilvastu, tilting the evidence back towards it being located in India. Competing claims believe that Kaplivastu is at Tilaurakot in Nepal.
Today, the relics from the original and the 1970s excavations of the Piprahwa Stupa are revered by many Buddhists the world over with ten million people in 1978 paying homage to the relics when they travelled to Sri Lanka, and in August 2012 the Indian government once more allowed the relics to be lent to Sri Lanka.
The Piprahwa relics, are located in the Calcutta and New Delhi Museums, the Golden Mount Temple in Bangkok, in Burma, the Dipaduttamrama Temple (also known as the Jewel Stupa) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and the Anuradhapura Temple, Kandy, Sri Lanka. A portion of the relics were retained by W. C. Peppe, and these are still owned by a descendant of the Peppe family in England.