Buddhist Maha Vihara, Kuala Lumpur

Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields is a Buddhist site founded by the Sinhalese community based in the areas surrounding Kuala Lumpur to provide a place of worship in the Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist tradition. It is also commonly known as the Brickfields Buddhist Temple. The Buddhist Maha Vihara’s growth and flourish over the past 50 years is attributed to the guidance and efforts of Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda whose vision is to enable a Malaysian Buddhist community to practice their beliefs in a caring and sufficient environment.Ven K. Sri Dhammaratana (nephew of Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda was installed as chief monk of the Maha Vihara in Brickfields on October 8, 2006. He replaced Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda, who died on August 31, 2006 at the age of 87. On March 12, 2007 Ven K. Sri Dhammaratana was officially appointed as the Chief Sangha Nayaka (Chief High Priest of Malaysia).The Sasana Abhiwurdhi Wardhana Society is responsible for the administration of the temple and all activities conducted on site. Religious activities here are jointly organized by the Sasana Abhiwurdhi Wardhana Society and the Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia which has its headquarters here as well.
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  • We walked a long way out of the central area to see Buddhist Maha Vihara but there was not a lot to see here and so sadly would not recommend making the trip. It is approx 20 minutes walk from...  more »
  • This Sri Lankan buddhist temple has recently been renovated and the place looks great with everything freshly painted and cleaned up. I was there when it was quiet and had the main prayer hall all to....  more »
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  • A place for you to meet Buddha. Lots of books for you to read and take home. The main area was under renovation but still the ambience was great.
  • It was a great temple in the one of busy city in Kuala Lumpur situated main city but really very quite places...., I like to visit every single time when I have no work I am free I ho for control my mind make fresher

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