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Pokhara now has a place that offers everything you would need on your journey.
Food, travel-trek arrangements, and entirely spiritual surrounding.

Bouddhanath Stupa

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5. April 2018.paras.0 Likes.0 Comments

Boudhanath Stupa is the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. Boudhanath Stupa is a religious center for Buddhist people which are located centre in Kathmandu. This largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal lies about 8 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu. It located on flat land and encircled by houses & monasteries, where Rinpoches reside. This colossal Stupa is set on concentric ascending terraces in the powerful pattern of a Mandala. Boudhanath Stupa is the center of Tibetan culture in Nepal. The stupa, well known as Khasti, is also known as the World Heritage Site. The 36 meter-high Stupa of Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. Bouddhanath Stupa, largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal was renovated by Licchavi rulers in the eighth century. The Mandala design in Boudhanath Stupa is a copy of the one in Gyangtse in Tibet. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. The Bouddha Area Preservation & Development Committee runs an information center.

BOUDHANATH STUPA

The Boudhanath Stupa is located in the area of ancient trade route to Tibet where Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many decided to live around Boudhanath Stupa. Hence, a complete township has developed around Bouddhanath. The Boudhanath Stupa is said to entomb the remains of a Kasyap sage venerable both to Buddhists and Hindus. Smaller stupas are located at the base. Gompa monasteries, curio shops, and restaurants surround Bouddhanath.

Many people believe that Boudhanath Stupa was constructed in the fifth century, but definite proof is lacking. The stupa is said to entomb the remains of a Kasyap sage who is venerable both to Buddhists and Hindus. One legend has it that a woman requested a Valley king for the donation of ground required to build a Boudhanath Stupa. She said she needed land covered by one buffalo’s skin and her wish was granted by the King. She cut a buffalo skin into thin strips and circled off a fairly large clearing. The king had no choice but to give her the land.

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