Nipponzan Myohoji Temple, Mumbai
Nipponzan Myohoji temple in Mumbai (Bombay) is one of the famous Buddhist temples in Maharashtra state in India. It was built in 1956. It is located in Worli in Mumbai city. Being a place for complete peace, this famous temple draws many people.
The origin of the temple is connected with the prophecy made by Maha Bodhisattva Nichiren, a famous monk in Japan in 13th century. According to him the remedy measure for all evils lay in India. After centuries, a Japanese monk came to India to accomplish that prophecy.
The place where the temple is situated was acquired by Jugal Kishore Birla, a philanthropist and Gandhian. He met with a Fuji Guru and after the conversation with him, Jugal Kishore Birla decided to erect Nipponzan Myohoji temple. The temple now covers an area of 8840 sq.ft.
The interior of the temple is created in traditional form. The hall stands on 10 pillars, carved out of stones. A series of pictures depicting the life and times of Buddha is also exhibited in this place. Inside the temple, there is a marble statue of Buddha which is in sitting posture.