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About Stupa

The stupa is a funerary mound made of stone, a metal or clay reliquary, and a object symbolically representing the of complete .

Itum Bahal temple

Itum Bahal and the Legend of the Demon Guru Mapa

There are innumerable in where are passed on from one generation to the next. The presence of many , , monasteries and Bahals ( courtyards) made as one of the centers of since the ancient . Some of the breathtaking and majestic sites are still fully functioning, while others are remnants of the ancient city’s glorious past. Itum Bahal (Shree Bhaskar Deva Sanskarit Kesh Krit .

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 .
Buddha statue in Borobudur (Indonesia), the world's largest Buddhist temple.

Different types of Buddhist architecture

Buddhist religious architecture developed in the Indian subcontinent. Three types of structures are associated with the religious architecture of early Buddhism: (viharas), places to venerate relics (), and shrines or prayer halls, which later came to be called in some places. The initial function of a was the veneration and safe-guarding of the relics of Gautama Buddha. The earliest archaeologically known example of a stupa is the relic stupa located in Vaishali, .

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 Legend of Manjushree and the Mystical Paleo Kathmandu Lake

meaning “gentle glory” is often perceived as a divine being who brought order to the valley when it was a Paleo Kathmandu Lake, by cutting down the Chobhar gorge, draining out the and making the land suitable for life. Even more intriguing is the way he did it, by using a supernatural armament, a sword of godly might, cutting the valley into two. On the historical side of affairs, there are .

The Chronicles of Pimbahal: History, Mystery and Enchantment

The stories have baffled the local residents of Lalitpur for quite a long and the mystery doesn’t cease to intrigue the researchers either. Heritage of the valley Kathmandu valley is laden with and monuments cloaked in , stories and folklore. It is also a land of priests who practice , with magical powers, witch doctors and fortune tellers. It is a place that blends history with the ethereal. Renowned for .

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 .

Appearances and Identifications of Vajrapani

is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of . He is known for carrying a  scepter and being a close attendant to the historical according to the Mahayana . In , Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati - the Lord of Secrets. Different of Vajrapani Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging from placid .

The power of all Buddhas – Vajrapani Krodha

Krodha has five according to a lineage. Vajrapani Krodha is known as a wrathful meditational deity. Vajrapani Krodh is representing the power of all . The reverse of the of Krodha Vajrapani is decorated with a drawing of a to represent the of all ones. Each of the figures of human teachers and is mar marked with the three letters, ' ah hum', representing the  .