Vishwa Shanti Stupa
Vishwa Shanti Stupa (English: World Peace Stupa; in Wardha district, Maharashtra, near Gitai Mandir, is a large stupa of white color. Statues of the Buddha are mounted on stupa in four directions. It also has a small Japanese Buddhist temple with a large park. There is a temple near the stupa where prayers are done for universal peace. The initial pagoda reached completion in 1969. New initiatives in 1993  resulted in the present form. It is one of around 80 Peace Pagodas which have been built around the world by the neo-Buddhist organisation Nipponzan Myohoji. These were a dream of Fujii Nichidatsu, inspired by Mohandas K. Gandhi, as a reaction to the atomic bombing of Japan, the first, and more well known Vishwa Shanti stupa, being built on Ratnagiri Hill in Rajgir.
- M. V. Kamath, Gandhi's Coolie: Life & Times of Ramkrishna Bajaj, p. 354, Allied Publishers, 1988 ISBN 8170234875.
- J.A. Kempf, Silicon Valley Monk: From Metaphysics to Reality on the Buddhist Path, Dharma Gates Publishing, 2014 ISBN 0990895106.
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- Siby K. Joseph, Bharat Mahodaya (eds), Essays in Conflict Resolution, Institute of Gandhian Studies, 2007.
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