Thursday, December 18, 2014

Visit of Venerable Ashin Nyanissara to Mahā Moggallāna Parinirvāṇa Stūpa, Juafarḍīh

5th Mahā Moggallāna Patha Padakkhiṇā Padayātrā

An  walk was organized to mark the occasion of Parinirvāṇa Anniversary of Magadhaputra, Iddhi Sammatho Mahā Moggallāna on  6th December, 2014. Venerable Ashin Nyanissara was the chief guest at the occasion.  Venerable Ashin Nyanissara has offered support towards development and restoration of the Mahā Moggallāna Parinirvāṇa Stūpa, Juafarḍīh.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sculpture stolen from Ranabigha, Nalanda

The broken statue of the Buddha when found by the river bed in 2011. (now stolen)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Recovery of stolen 'Maher Buddha' sculpture

Telegraph, 1st December, 2014
Photographic documentation of undocumented ancient sculptures in villages of Bihar is being done under the 'Mapping of Nalanda, Rajgir and around' Project. The project by Nava Nalanda Mahavihara (NNM, Deemed University), Nalanda has finally begun to pay dividends. The three and half feet Buddha sculpture stolen from the village Maher, Gaya district in the first week of May, 2014 has been finally traced from a nearby village.   The Maher sculpture of the Buddha was already documented by NNM. The documentation of the sculpture by NNM   facilitated an effective FIR with the police and also helped in flashing the news of the theft in Newspapers and Internet.