Bouddhanath StupaBouddhanath Stupa

Bouddhanath Stupa

  • Duration1 Day
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Easy Hiking
  • Activity Sightseeing

The Boudhanath stupa is one of the holiest and most recognizable sites in Kathmandu. It is believed that the foundation of Bouddhanath was started in the 5th century. It is completely solid and kept the relic of Kashyapa Buddha’s right arm’s ashes in the Centre foundation point of the stupa. It is 43 meters tall from the ground and has a120 meters of diameter and it is built on an octagonal base. The stupa is surrounded by prayer wheels and has colorful prayer flags. Boudhanath is rich in symbolism and was assigned UNESCO’s cultural world heritage sites in 1979. Boudhanath is the religious center of the Buddhist community as well as for the Hindus. It is surrounded by almost 50 monasteries and shops settling Tibetan arty facts. The most interesting things to see are monks with shaven heads and maroon robes, pilgrimages spinning prayer wheels, chanting mantras inside the monastery, or walking around the stupa clockwise with counting 108 rosary beads.  Entering the monastery and having a look at Lama’s worship and taking photos of the Stupa from the rooftop would be a very rewarding visit to the mighty site.

The ceremonies take time every day however Lhosar, Manerumdhi, and Buddha Jayanti puja are very popular around this Stupa.

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