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MBSI, Buddhagaya centre celebrates founder 151st Birth Anniversary
Nanda Priya Bhante | 18 Sep 2015

Buddhagaya: The Maha Bodhi Society of India (MBSI), Buddhagaya centre celebrated the 151st Birth Anniversary of Anagarika Dhammapala, the founder of the Maha Bodhi Society of India with great enthusiasm. On the occasion of its founder Birth Anniversary, the Maha Bodhi Society of India, Buddhagaya Centre organised a three-day event which concluded on Thursday

OnhOnOn first day of the celebration, a blood donation camp was held where 37 Venerable Monks and laymen donated the blood.  On Wednesday a Inter-School competition of essay writing, song, speech and drawing was organised in Dhammapala Memorial Hall. Many students from different schools were participated in this competition. A procession was taken out in Buddhagaya which started from Bangladesh Monastery and ended in Maha Bodhi Maha Vihara where a special puja was held under the Bodhi tree on thursday morning, the day on which the birthday falls. 

 
At 9 O'clock in the morning, the Venerable Monks, Nuns and devotees garlanding the statue of Anagarika Dhammapala on Thursday.  A Dhammapala Sabha was held to conclude the celebrations where His Exccellency Ram Nath Kovind, the Gopvernor of Bihar attended the Sabha. A candle light procession was organised which was started from Jaya Siri Maha Bodh Viahara to Maha Bodhi Vihara. ]
 
ABOUT ANAGARIKA DHAMMAPALA
 
Anagarika Dhammapala was born on 17th September, 1864 in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Don Carolis Hewavitharana and Mallika Dharmagunawardhana (the daughter of Andiris Perera Dharmagunawardhana), who were among the richest merchants of Ceylon at the time. He was named Don David Hewavitharane. His younger brothers were Dr Charles Alwis Hewavitharana and Edmund Hewavitarne. Anagarika Dhammapala founded the Maha Bodhi Society of India in 1891 and built first centre in Buddhagaya.
 

He was a Buddhist revivalist and a pioneer in the revival of Buddhism in India after it had been virtually extinct there for several centuries, and he was the first Buddhist in modern times to preach the Dharma in three continents: Asia, North America, and Europe. first day of the celebration, a blood donation camp was held where 37 Venerable Monks and laymen donated the blood.  On Wednesday a Inter-School competition of essay writing, song, speech and drawing was organised in Dhammapala Memorial Hall. Many students from different schools were participated in this competition. A procession was taken out in Buddhagaya which started from Bangladesh Monastery and ended in Maha Bodhi Maha Vihara where a special puja was held under the Bodhi tree on thursday morning, the day on which the birthday falls. 

 
At 9 O'clock in the morning, the Venerable Monks, Nuns and devotees garlanding the statue of Anagarika Dhammapala on Thursday.  A Dhammapala Sabha was held to conclude the celebrations where His Exccellency Ram Nath Kovind, the Gopvernor of Bihar attended the Sabha. A candle light procession was organised which was started from Jaya Siri Maha Bodh Viahara to Maha Bodhi Vihara. ]
 
ABOUT ANAGARIKA DHAMMAPALA
 
Anagarika Dhammapala was born on 17th September, 1864 in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Don Carolis Hewavitharana and Mallika Dharmagunawardhana (the daughter of Andiris Perera Dharmagunawardhana), who were among the richest merchants of Ceylon at the time. He was named Don David Hewavitharane. His younger brothers were Dr Charles Alwis Hewavitharana and Edmund Hewavitarne. Anagarika Dhammapala founded the Maha Bodhi Society of India in 1891 and built first centre in Buddhagaya.
 
He was a Buddhist revivalist and a pioneer in the revival of Buddhism in India after it had been virtually extinct there for several centuries, and he was the first Buddhist in modern times to preach the Dharma in three continents: Asia, North America, and Europe. day of the celebration, a blood donation camp was held where 37 Venerable Monks and laymen donated the blood.  On Wednesday a Inter-School competition of essay writing, song, speech and drawing was organised in Dhammapala Memorial Hall. Many students from different schools were participated in this competition. A procession was taken out in Buddhagaya which started from Bangladesh Monastery and ended in Maha Bodhi Maha Vihara where a special puja was held under the Bodhi tree on thursday morning, the day on which the birthday falls. 
 
At 9 O'clock in the morning, the Venerable Monks, Nuns and devotees garlanding the statue of Anagarika Dhammapala on Thursday.  A Dhammapala Sabha was held to conclude the celebrations where His Exccellency Ram Nath Kovind, the Gopvernor of Bihar attended the Sabha. A candle light procession was organised which was started from Jaya Siri Maha Bodh Viahara to Maha Bodhi Vihara. ]
 
ABOUT ANAGARIKA DHAMMAPALA
 
Anagarika Dhammapala was born on 17th September, 1864 in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Don Carolis Hewavitharana and Mallika Dharmagunawardhana (the daughter of Andiris Perera Dharmagunawardhana), who were among the richest merchants of Ceylon at the time. He was named Don David Hewavitharane. His younger brothers were Dr Charles Alwis Hewavitharana and Edmund Hewavitarne. Anagarika Dhammapala founded the Maha Bodhi Society of India in 1891 and built first centre in Buddhagaya.
 
He was a Buddhist revivalist and a pioneer in the revival of Buddhism in India after it had been virtually extinct there for several centuries, and he was the first Buddhist in modern times to preach the Dharma in three continents: Asia, North America, and Europe.