The International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) held the Bhumi Pujan ceremony for the construction of the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage (IICBCH) in Lumbini, Nepal.
Situated within the sacred Lumbini Monastic Zone, this forthcoming center is poised to become a world-class venue, welcoming pilgrims and enthusiasts from across the globe. Its purpose is to provide an immersive experience into the essence of Buddhist spirituality.
Architectural Marvel: The Lotus-Shaped Heritage Building
The iconic heritage building is envisioned to take the form of a lotus, symbolizing purity and spiritual awakening. The construction timeline is estimated to be approximately one-and-a-half years, culminating in the completion of this architectural marvel.
A Holistic Space for Spiritual Exploration
Within its contemporary structure, the center will encompass a range of facilities, including prayer halls, meditation centers, libraries, exhibition halls, cafeterias, and offices. In keeping with modern sustainability standards, the building will be Net-Zero compliant in terms of energy consumption, water usage, and waste disposal.
Lumbini: A Sacred Site of the Buddhist Circuit
Lumbini, where Lord Buddha was born, is one of the primary pilgrimage sites that make up the Buddhist Circuit. Others include Bodh Gaya in Bihar, India (where he attained enlightenment), Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh, India (where he delivered his first sermon), and Kushinagar, also in Uttar Pradesh (his final resting place). These locations are intricately linked to the life and teachings of Lord Buddha.
International Buddhist Confederation
International Buddhist Confederation is the largest Buddhist religious confederation headquartered in Delhi. This organization is dedicated to establishing a significant presence for Buddhism on the world stage, with the aim of safeguarding our cultural legacy, spreading wisdom, and upholding our principles.
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Prime Minister of Nepal: Pushpa Kamal Dahal