Press Esc to close
Saturday 20 December 2014
News updated at 7:11 PM IST
Weather
Max: 24°C
Min : 18.2°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Obituary

September 24, 2013

Acharya Buddharakkhita, founder of the Maha Bodhi Society of Bangalore and its sister organisations, passed away on Monday evening at Buddha Vihara in Gandhinagar in Bangalore.

He was born in 1922  at Imphal, Manipur and, after participating in the Quit India movement in 1942, he renounced worldly life and was ordained a monk in 1949.

He was the senior-most Buddhist monk in India and started the Maha Bodhi Society in Bangalore, which gave rise to schools,  hostels and hospitals. He also founded the Bhagavan Buddha University and Theravada Buddhism. He has written over 150 books.

The cremation will be held at 10 am on September 27 at Mahabodhi Dhammaduta Vihara at Narasipura village, Alur, in Dasanapura hobli.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Christmas tree ornaments are displayed for customers at the Christmas ...

Christmas tree ornaments are displayed for customers at the Christmas ...

A cyclist takes a ride along the bike path off Truxtun Extension...

A cyclist takes a ride along the bike path off Truxtun Extension...

A participant during the Kambala, a traditional buffalo race...

A participant during the Kambala, a traditional buffalo race...

A large gathering at Virat Hindu Sammelan, organised by VHP...

A large gathering at Virat Hindu Sammelan, organised by VHP...

India's Ishant Sharma, center, celebrates with his teammates after he got the wicket...

India's Ishant Sharma, center, celebrates with his teammates after he got the wicket...

India's Umesh Yadav plays a shot during their play on day four of the second cricket test...

India's Umesh Yadav plays a shot during their play on day four of the second cricket test...

Australia's David Warner dives over the boundary rope trying to take a catch during their ...

Australia's David Warner dives over the boundary rope trying to take a catch during their ...

Indian American Richard Verma sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

Indian American Richard Verma sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

People takes protection against cold with woollens...

People takes protection against cold with woollens...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523