About Stupa

Early evolution of the stupa
The stupa is a Buddhist funerary mound made of stone, a metal or clay reliquary, and a ritual object symbolically representing the mind of complete enlightenment.

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East Gateway and Railings of Bharhut Stupa

Buddhist Stupas – Preserving the sacred relics

A is a mound-like or hemispherical structure containing relics that is used as a place of meditation. A related architectural term is a chaitya, which is a prayer hall or temple containing a stupa. In Buddhism, circumambulation or pradakhshina has been an important ritual and devotional practice since the earliest times, and always have a pradakhshina path around them. According to Buddhist tradition, Emperor Ashoka (rule: 273—232 BCE) recovered the relics of the Buddha .

The Stupas of Kathmandu valley – History & splendor

The of valley are unique in their and cultural relevance. They are a feat of intricate craftsmanship and artistry. From the domes, to the pillar bearing an umbrella to the beautiful doorways and the eyes (painted on most in ) all portray exemplary . Stupas not only remind us of the splendor of the and architecture of the past, they also have great and spiritual significance in .

Buddhist Stupa – Kadam Chorten

The Kadam Style is distinguished by a simple but top with a parasol and thirteen falling discs. A square balcony-like structure with a round -shaped bottom is placed in the center, all of which is above around double foundation. Kadam are commonly used as reliquaries. Some include only connected , while others contain the ashes of a or other renowned person. They frequently contain numerous kinds of treasure, ranging from .

The 8 Stupas in Buddhism

The 8 in are different with each other and represents an important event in 's life. In his Astamahasthanacaitya-stotras, connects the eight to specific events and places in the Buddha's life. , or Stupa (མཆོད་རྟེན་དཀར་པོ།) is an important monument in Buddhism, symbolizing Buddha’s presence. It also holds precious relics and sometimes even preserved bodies of renowned . believe that performing Koras of the monument is an .

Swayambhunath Stupa

is an atop a hill in the Valley, west of Kathmandu city. Swambhunath is also called the "". it the most among pilgrimage sites. Swayambhunath  is a religious site for both Buddhists and . Located at the center of Kathmandu, the stupa is situated atop a hill at 1,336 meters above the sea level and is 77 meters from the . You must climb 365 steps .
Kalachakra Mandala

Kalachakra – Mandala and Stupas around the world

Kalacakra in a Yi-dam( protector) who turns . Kalacakra is the title of a in one of the divisions of the . It is possible that Kalacakra is a personification of that work. Kalacakra is usually as a with four head on each of which is the . He may have twelve or twenty-four arms but never has more than two legs. In his Yi-dam form, he is dark blue. .

The Ancient Town of Panauti and its Heritage

Panauti is one of the oldest towns in situated at the confluence of the two rivers Punyamata and Rosi. Legend has it that a third invisible river also meets with the two rivers, making it a Triveni (a scared place where three rivers meet). Many believe Panauti was named after the Punyamata river. Moreover, Panauti has been called by different names throughout like Punyawati, Punyamatinagar, Panchal desh, Punanti and Palaati. The Town The .

Gokarneshwar – A sacred site on the bank of the Bagmati River

The Bagmati River is a of to . A holy dip in the Bagmati river is said to free people from all the sins they have committed in this lifetime. There are numerous legends surrounding the of the river and the creation of on its banks. Along with the great , Gokarneshwar, also known as Gokarna is one of the holiest places located on the banks of river .

Buddhist monuments and the Kings of Patan

Long ago, Sarvananda of Dipavati invited sages around the country for distributing alms. , a Buddha who reached prior to , was also invited. However, instead of visiting the palace, Dipankara Buddha visited a nearby hut belonging to an old lady. In late 2021, a 1400-year-old stone inscription was discovered in front of the Bhimsen at Durbar. It was kept there by Lichhavi ruler Anshu Verma. The inscription .

Doleshwor Mahadev: The forgotten Head of Kedarnath

After a treacherous trip up the mountains, Bhimsen, one of the five Pandavas spotted a gigantic looking bull in a distance which he knew was in disguise. Bhimsen known for his brute strength, forcefully caught the bull. When the bull was caught, he tried to escape but unfortunately, the bull was torn into several parts because of Bhimsen’s strength. Mahabharata, the epic depicts the struggle for power and conflict between two groups of .