Maitreya is back!
Maitreya, Aros’ inaugural project, has recently been revived! The vision back in 2000 was to erect the world’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. It is likely that the new project will be significantly smaller than the original but it is still a unique and exciting project. A presentation has recently been made in Delhi to the Dalai Lama – watch this space….