In Buddhist mythology Jetavana is the name of one of the Buddha’s most important spatial edifices which – when literally translated – means: the grove of Jeta, land donated to the sangha for founding a monastery. It was of semiotic significance that the site offered by Samir Somaiya – owner of the neighboring sugar factory in rural Maharashtra – for the Buddhist Learning Center was thickly forested, an idyllic grove of sorts. – Sameep Padora
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