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Japan Peace Pagoda

Walapane Japanese Peace Pagoda

Established in 1983. Located on a mountain. Peace Pagoda is close to the Kurundu Oya falls. There is a Japanese monk live in the temple who is been there since it was started. There are breath-taking views from the temple as well as surroundings. Local people call this Sama Chaithya.

A Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist Stupa; a monument created to inspire peace, designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds, and to help unite them in their search for world peace. Since World War II Japan has initiated a special peace pagoda project. These Japanese peace pagodas have been built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (1885–1985), a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myōhōji Buddhist Order. Fujii was greatly inspired by his meeting with Mahatma Gandhi in 1931 and decided to devote his life to promoting non-violence. In 1947, he began constructing Peace Pagodas as shrines to World peace.

Peace Pagodas were built as a symbol of peace in Japanese cities including Hiroshima and Nagasaki where the atomic bombs took the lives of over 150,000 people, almost all of whom were civilian, at the end of World War II. Thero Nichidatsu Fujhi travelled all around the world to make aware the people considering his message of peace and harmony. By 2000, eighty Peace Pagodas had been built around the world in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

There several peace pagoda’s were established in Sri Lanka. The Walapane Peace Pagoda (7.089642°N 80.861027°E), was built by Nichidatsu Fujhi monk, is located on Walapane, Central Provice of Sri Lanka. Felllow sister cities includes Ampara, Bandarawela, Galle and Sri Pada of Sri Lanka. Peace Pagoda is a enormous shrine, recently restored to become one of the most prominent landmarks in Walapane. In addition Peace pagoda is located on a top of a mountain providing adorable views of a mountain range to the visitors. With many opportunities for tourists whom are eager to cycling and walking among the sites, this is a quite relaxing getaway from the busy life patterns.

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