The first foreign head of state to visit the vihara was
King Bhumibol of Thailand who visited it along with his wife, Queen Sirikit,
in 1962. On the occasion of their visit, a large prayer hall, named after
ATISH DIPANKAR SRIJNAN, was built at the vihara.
Subsequently, several dignitaries from home and abroad, and professing
different religions, have visited this centre. The vihara has a large
collection of Buddha statues. Among them are a massive, 10' high, bronze
statue given in 1984 by Thailand and another golden statue, 2'-8" high,
given by Japan.