About Shantivan, Chicholi
1). The late Mrs. Gopikabai Bajirao. Thakre had donated 11.36 acre land in 1957 from 1957 to. 1984. This land was unproductive. The late Wamanrao Godbole. Dhamma Senani started some constructive on the level in 1985 and since then. He naned the entire donated area as 'Shantivan'. The inspiration behind naming of the Shantivana. He spent 25 years in Jatwan and Ambrapali had donated Ambravan to him. Late Wamanrao Godbole thought that it was a need to. live in 'darkness' for peaceful life and therefore he named the entire area as shantivan.

2). At the initial entire stage he "constructed a hut which was named as Shantikuti.

3). The building of Shanti Dhamma Pracharak Prashikshan Vidhylaya is under construction.

4). The building of Shanti Printing press has been ready and a well with sweet water is constructed there.

5). The building of guest house Shanti Atithi Gruha is ready.

6). The musium is constructed in which the articles and other materials such as coats,ties, type writers, maniscripts, Kandil, Lazel etc important thing used by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar during his life'time haVe been exhibited in the musium. Where lakhs of followers of Dr. Ambedkar visit every year.

7). Shantivan Buddha Vihar has been constructed with carving of Lotus leave numbering 109. The concept of 109 Lotus leave is that Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was born on 14-4-91, the total of these figur comes to. 109. There after, Jaibhim, The slogan sounded in 1932 and so., the wreath of this Buddha Vihar kept at 32 feet

8). Lord Buddha left his name at the age of 29 and Dr. Ambedkar had called a meetirig of Mahad Panchayat at Mumbai on october 13, 1929. There fore the hight of the Buddha Vihar is 29 feet. Lord Buddha had achieved enlightnment at the age of 35 years and Dr. Ambedkar announce a change in religion in 1935 at Yeola saying, I was born in Hindu but I Would not die as Hindu. Therefore 35 leaves of Lotus were carved at the top of Vihara.

9). The Buddha Vihara has 14 windows. The concept of 14 windows is that Dr. Ambedkar was 14 the son (Ratna), he was born on 14 April, he embroced Buddhism on 14 october and he got 14 acre land in Nagpur which is known as Diksha BhoonU where most important event of embrocing Buddhism has taken place in 1956. Therefore the Buddhavihar is 56 feet long.

10. Every day more than 200 followers of Dr. Ambedkar are visiting the Shantivan.

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