Boudhanath Stupa, also known as Chaitya, is one of the largest structure stupas in the world. It is also a pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Boudhanath is remembered for its architectural values, ancient Buddhism philosophy, and Historical aspects. It is located around 11 Km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu. This is one of the most popular holy sites for Buddhist followers inside the Kathmandu valley. This stupa is made up of a Mandala shaped area and has a giant dome. It is the central hub of Buddhism in Nepal and is surrounded by hundreds of monasteries. Lichchavi rulers renovated the staple during the 8th century, which was made in the shape of a Mandala.
On each side, there are a pair of eyes of Buddha, symbolizing awareness and peace. An ornamental cloth- canopy has 13 stages. At the ground level of Boudhanath Stupa, there is a wall of 147 inches and 108 images of meditational Buddha inset behind the copper prayer wheels.
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Tibetan Buddhism in Boudhanath
Tibetan Buddhism is another major attraction of the Boudhanath stupa.
As a daily ritual, many people visit here to walk around three times or more, reciting the mantra ‘Om mani padme hum’. This is the fascinating and spiritual area with Budhha’s mantras. There are some monasteries and nunneries around the Boudhanath stupa. The Sechen Monastery, Khawalung Monastery, Kapan Monastery, Thrangu Monastery, Dilayak Monastery, Pullhari Monastery, retreat center, Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, etc are some of the popular monasteries around the Boudhanath Stupa.
Additionally, many visitors and pilgrims circumambulate activity around the stupa. The photogenic environment makes anyone take out their camera to capture the beauty around them. With good practice and manners, it is also a good activity to visit the monasteries around the stupa. The stupa is also listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
To have a glimpse at the Buddha’s places and practice peace there is a great thing to do in Nepal. The peaceful environment around the Boudhanath stupa is very exciting and wonderful. Visit this stupa to view the peaceful scenery and wonderful environment with some peace recitations.