Buddha Vihar is the Buddhists place of worship. The Buddha Vihar in Frazer Town, Banlaore was started in 1907 by Ayodidas Panditar, hailing from Madras and who had visited Sri Lanka and had embraced Buddhism there. And I discovered this place as it was the location for this week's pencil jamming.
It’s a serene place with a prayer/meditation hall, a small house where the caretakers reside and a humongous Peepal tree that is a microcosm in itself. Mr. Mohan, who opens the place for prayers, mentioned the plans of have a residential complex for monks within the compound. He spoke of the time when Dalai Lama visited the place for its 100th anniversary.