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Established in : 1894

Timings : 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Puja Timings : Monday to Sunday: Morning Buddha Puja: 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Noon Buddha Puja: 11:30 AM – 12:00 noon
Evening Buddha Puja: 7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday- Afternoon Puja: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Saturday – Bojjhanga Puja: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sunday- Morning Puja: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Best Time to Visit : Evening

Parking Facility : Street Parking Available

Location/ Address : 123 Jalan Berhala Brickfields , 50470 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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Buddhist Maha vihara, Kuala Lumpur Overview

Buddhist Maha Vihara is a beautiful Sri Lankan Buddhist temple located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Founded in 1894, this temple is inspired by the Sinhalese community and is very famous among Sri Lankan, Indian and Chinese tourists. In the tranquillity of Brickfield, the red and white temple is crafted with massive Buddha statues and embellished fixtures.

The main attraction of Buddhist Maha Vihara is its annual Wesak festival in which a massive gathering and parade are celebrated around the suburb celebrating Lord Buddha's birthday. Moreover, devotees gather on 1st and 15th of every Lunar month to present offerings like flowers, sweets, fruits, candles to Lord Buddha and recite various verses. Meditate in the sanity of the temple, know more about Buddhism from monks, be a part of Dhamma learnings and read some books from the temple's library.

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History of Buddhist Maha Vihara

The temple was established in 1894 when the Sinhalese community found a need to build a place to worship as per Sri Lankan Theravada tradition in the administrative capital of Kuala Lumpur. Sasana Abhiwurdhi Wardhana Society, the oldest Buddhist society in Klang Valley laid the foundation of the Vihara. Financially supported by Indians and Chinese community and managed by the Sinhalese Buddhist community, the temple was completed in the 20th century.

The Dhamma School for religious learning and lessons was inaugurated in 1929 with just 12 students under a small Bodhi Tree. The temple got its first shrine with the Lord Buddha statue in the early 20th century and since then; the temple is very famous in Kuala Lumpur.

How to Reach Buddhist Maha Vihara?

Train: Take KLIA Transit from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and get off at KL Sentral. Walk towards Buddhist Maha Vihara which is 1 km away thereafter.
Bus: Take a red line bus from Kuala Lumpur International Airport terminal 2 and reach Kl Sentral bus station. Buddhist Maha Vihara is at a walking distance from KL Sentral. 
Taxi/Car: Hop into a taxi or drive the car towards Buddhist Maha Vihara which is just 41 minutes' away from Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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