A Chaitya to be Built in Birmingham Maha Vihara, UK

January 30, 2008

Author: Tissa Madawela

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Lanka Everything


For the first time in the history of England a full scale Sri Lankan style Chaitya is to be built at the Birmingham Maha Vihara in the Midlands.

This was revealed to a visiting Rupavahini news crew who went to the Vihara to record a news item on the honorary facilitation of the OBE by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth the II to the chief incumbent Ven.

Dr.Witharandeniye Kassapa Thera. Ven. Kassapa Thera is the President of the Midlands International Buddhist association in the U.K., and the President of the International Buddhist Relief Organisation (I.B.R.O.) attached to the United Nations and the Head of The Birmingham Maha Vihara.