Maitreya is back!
Maitreya, Aros’ inaugural project, has recently been revived! The vision back in 2000 was toÂ erect the worldâ€™s largest statue of Buddha: an inhabited structure and place of worship 500 feet high, intended to last 1000 years, containing two cathedral spaces and collections of relics and sacred art.
After many years, 4 state governments, letters, appeals, meetings and presentations, the State Government of Uttar Pradesh have finally handed over approximately 200 acres of land to Maitreya Project Trust. Â It is likely that theÂ new project will be significantly smaller than the original but it is still a unique and exciting project. AÂ presentation has recently been made in Delhi to the Dalai Lama – watch this space….