Celebrate London - November 2018 - Peace Pagoda Battersea Park SW11
THE PEACE PAGODA
BATTERSEA PARK, SW11
The Peace Pagoda was presented to Londoners by the Venerable Nichidatsu Fuji (nicknamed 'Guruji' by Ghandhi). Guruji stated that 'Civilisation is not to kill human beings, not to destroy things, not make war; civilisation is to hold mutual affection and to respect one another'. Following Hiroshima, he pledged to build pagodas worldwide as shrines to peace. Completed in 1985, weeks after Guruji died at 100, the pagoda features statues representing significant stages of Buddha's life.