Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda) was conceptualised by Most Ven. Nichidatsu Fujii
of Nichihonzan Myohoji
sect that emerged from Nichren School
. The Foundation stone of Vishwa Shanti Stupa was laid by President Dr. Radha Krishnan in 1965 and inaugurated by President Shri V. V Giri in 1969.
Shri Upendra Maharathi
,noted architect and artist, played an important role in its design and architecture.
|Rope Way.....an easy way to reach to the top..|
The Vishwa Shanti Stupa was constructed at Ratnagiri Hill behind the Griddhkuta hill
because it was at Griddhkuta
that the Buddha delivered the Saddharma Pundarika Sutra
the basis of Nichiren Sect. Also Rajgriha( Rajgir) is an historical place and was capital of the Ancient Magadha Empire. Ven. Fujii Gurujee believed Rajgriha played an important role in the installation of the Buddha as a religious leader.
|The Majestic Vishwa Shanti Stupa.....Celebrating its 42nd Year|
|Ratnagiri Hill getting ready for the occasion...|
|Ven. Dhammajyoti with the Invitation card....|
|Pilgrims and devotees from Japan......|
|Memorable moment for the Japanese Pilgrims....|
|Ven Okonogi Ji and Smt. Mahasweta Maharathi Ji....Pillars behind the annual show|
|Peace drum.........to spread peace vibrations in the cosmos...|
|The Offerings and the portrait of most Ven. Fujji Guruji|
|Monks and Nuns with the Offerings enter the arena...|
|The prayers by the Monks and Nuns|
|Hon. Chief Minister of Bihar Shir Nitish Kumar Ji arriving at the ceremony|
|Monks and Nun chanting the Saddharma Pumdarika Sutra|
|Chief Minister Shri Nitish Kumar ji offering his prayers|
The World Peace Pagoda is a symbol of Peace. Thousands of pilgrims and visitors visit this place every year and pray for peace by circumambulating the Peace Pagoda. The Chief Guest Shri Nitish Kumar Ji
also took the circumambulating path around the peace pagoda drumming the traditional peace drum.
|The CM and others Circumambulating the Peace Pagoda in clockwise direction|
|Thervada Monks offering the Prayers|
|The CM making his speech......Vishwa Shanti Stupa a symbol of Indo-Japanese friendship...|
|Exchange of Gifts....|
|The Chief Minster offering Memento to the Delegates from Japan|
|The Japanese Delegation ....|