Bouddhanath Stupa

Bouddhanath Stupa

The ancient Bouddhanath Stupa was devastated by the earthquake of 2015, April. The renovation is completed now and this new structure is considered as one of the largest Tibetan stupas of Nepal. It is enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site too.

The greatest Bouddhanath Stupa is located in the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu Valley. It is surrounded by the Tibetan settlements. The site is popular for the Tanka production as well.

Bouddhanath Stupa seems very beautiful in its spherical structure. The site is also taken as the center point of Tibetan culture in Nepal. Mostly the Bouddhist visitors especially from Tibet and China are used to stay at the hotel nearby this stupa and engage in meditating activity.

Bouddhanath Stupa is rich in the Buddhist symbolism. They are following in a chronological order from bottom to top.

  • Three Steps
  • Mandala
  • Two Plinths
  • Dome
  • Harmika
  • Symbol of Nose
  • Eight Eyes in the four sides of the Stupa
  • Thirteen Steps
  • Lotus
  • Five different color of prayer flags covering the stupa from top to bottom
  • Umbrella
  • Pinnacle

Each of the very symbols represents different meanings relating to the Buddhist religion. For more detail, please go through ……