Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Wardha

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The Vishwa Shanti Stupa is one of the Eight Shanti Stupas that were built all around India. It is set beside the Gitai Mandir. It was a dream of Nichidatsu Fujii who was fondly called by Gandhiji as Fujii Guruji. It is believed that Fujii Guruji had arrived in Wardha from Japan in 1983 and had met Gandhiji with the purpose of building these Stupas in India.

The stupa was built under the chairmanship of Ramakrishna Bajaj. The foundation stone was laid in 1989 and it was inaugurated in the year 1993 by the then President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma.

The Stupa serves as a place of worship for the Buddhist Community. It is large and white in colour and has statues of Buddha mounted on the Stupa facing all four directions. The Stupa is said to illustrate the life history of Gautam Buddha. It is also a symbol of world peace. In the vicinity of the Stupa, there is a small Japanese Buddhist temple which is built by a large park.

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