Dr Ambedkar’s Personal Items on display at Wolverhampton Art Gallery 11-18th April 2015

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Inauguration of Dr Ambedkar’s Personal items on display Wolverhampton Art Gallery by Consul General of India (Birmingham) Mr JK Sharma and Cllr Elias Mattu

 

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Dr Ambedkar 124th Birth Anniversary Celebration – Wulfrun Hall April 19th 2015

Dr Ambedkar 124th Birth Anniversary Events April 2015

Dr Ambedkar 124th Birth Anniversary Celebration April 2015

One Week Event April 2015

Kathina 2014 Celebration at Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara

Kathina will be celebrated at Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara on Sunday 26th October 2014

All are Welcome

Kathina October 26th 2014

Tribute to the Late Siddarth Rattu

It is with great sadness that after a short illness and courageous battle with an illness that the son of the Late Nanak Chand Rattu, Siddarth Rattu has passed away.

Siddarth Rattu visited the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara on a number of occasions, and along with his father and family, was responsible for preserving important personal effects of Dr B. R. Ambedkar.

Siddarth brought with him on every visit some of Dr Ambedkar’s possessions, these included:

  • His Ink Pen.
  • Rare photo’s.
  • Graduation gown.
  • His walking stick.
  • Copies of his handwriting.
  • His Indian Parliament Security Pass.
  • Round table conference photographs.
  • Degree and doctorate certificates

The Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee are very grateful to the Late Nanak Chand Rattu (personal secretary of Dr B. R. Ambedkar) and the Late Siddarth Rattu as well as his family for entrusting them with these historically important personal effects of Dr B. R Ambedkar.

These personal effects are on display in the Dr Ambedkar meuseum which is on the site of the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara.  These personal effects have been taken to Italy for people to see there, they have been displayed in Bedford at a Dr Ambedkar remembrance function.  There has been a request by supporters of the Dr Ambedkar’s mission to take these personal effects to Canada for them to see.

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Venerable Dhammanag, Late Siddarth Rattu and members of the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee being handed personal effects of Dr Ambedkar

 

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Dr Ambedkar’s personal effects on display at Wolverhmpton Buddha Vihara

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Dr Ambedkar’s Doctorate Certificate

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Member of the committee selling books

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Members and supporters viewing the display

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Siddarth Rattu overseeing the display

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Members and supporters of the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee walking around the temple 3 times (led by Venerable Dhammanag):

 

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Members and supporters of the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee in the Shrine Room:

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Venerable Dhammanag addressing the congregation and giving a Dhamma Talk

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Kathina Celebration November 2010

 

Pictures of the Kathina Celebration in November 2010, enjoyed by many members and supporters of the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara

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Members and Supporters about to start the Kathina Offering procession

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The family offering Kathina entering the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara gates

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Members of our meditation group in the Kathina procession

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The family offering Kathina about to walk around the temple 3 times before entering the Kathina Hall

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The family who are offering the Kathina Robes this year to the Sangha walking around the temple and carrying the money tree and the Kathina Robe

More members and Supporters walking around the temple before the ceremony starts:

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Robe offering ceremony in the hall:

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The Bhikku Sangha ready to start the Kathina Robe offering ceremony on the stage in the hall and members and supporters seated below

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The Venerable Bhikku Sangha conducting the formalities of the Kathina Robe offering ceremony

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Venerable Maha Somboon (resident monk of Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara) overseeing the ceremony

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Dhamma Chakka Pravatan Day – 12th July 2014

Pictures from Dhamma Chakka Pravatan Day on Saturday 12th July 2014

Buddhists at Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara celebrate the anniversary of the Buddha giving his first sermon and thus setting in motion the Wheel of Dhamma.  On this day the Sangha was created as the first five monks were taught Dhamma and ordained as monks.

Walking around the Buddha Vihara

Venerable Maha Somboon and Venerable Dhammanag leading the members and suporters around the temple

Statues in the Shrine Room at Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara

Picture of the Statues at the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara

Members and Supporters in the Shrine Room

Members and Suporters seated in the Shrine Room

45 Years on and still going strong…..

The Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee was 45 years old on 19th July 2014, many members and supporters gathered the celebrate it’s 45th anniversary after receiving a blessing from the monks.

 

Venerable Monks

Venerable Maha Somboon and Venerable Dhammanag

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Members and supporters gathered in the Shrine room to celebrate the start of the 45th year of the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee of GB

Tarsem Chahal and Ian Cowie

Mr Tarsem Chahal and Mr Ian Cowie, longstanding members of the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee of GB

Members and Supporters in the Shrine Room

 

 

Kathina Celebration November 2013

Pictures of the Kathina Celebration in November 2013, enjoyed by over 150 members and supporters of the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara

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The family offering the Kathina Robe leading the procession to the Buddha Vihara

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Buddha Jayanti 2013 Special Broadcast Programmes – Venus TV (SKY Channel 805)

Buddha Jayanti 2013 Special Broadcast Programmes:

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