Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath or Boudha is one of the largest mandala stupa in the world built by the Licchavi Kingdom (400-700 AD) in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, as a Buddhist stupa dominates the horizon on an ancient trade route from Tibet entering the Kathmandu Valley in Sankhu Village to the Bagmati River to Lalitpur and pass through the main city of Kathmandu.

Boudhanath served as a place for Tibetan traders to rest and pray for centuries. An inscription says Boudhanath was founded by King Śivadeva (590-604 AD), although other Nepali chronicles noted during the reign of King Mānadeva (464-505 AD).

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Tibetan sources claim the mound on the site was unearthed at the end of the 15th century or early 16th century and the bones of King Aṃshuvarmā (605-621) were found there. However, Emperor Trisong Detsen (755-797) who ruled the Tibetan Empire was also traditionally associated with the construction of the Boudhanath Stupa.

Royal Licchavi or Lichchavi is an ancient kingdom in the Kathmandu Valley where the Licchavi clan is from Vaishali in northern Bihar that conquered Kathmandu. The Licchavi inscription language is Sanskrit and the special script used is closely related to the official Gupta script which shows the other major kingdoms of the Classical Period in the south.

King Sivadev I appointed Amshuverma or Amshu Varman (595-621 AD) as Mahasamanta or prime minister. In 604 AD Amshuverma reduced Sivadeva to mere figures in the years after Samanta, but the government ended before 621 AD when the crown prince of Udayadev became King.

Trisong Detsen was the son of Me Agtsom and the 37th emperor who ruled the Tibetan Empire. He ruled from AD 755 to 804 and had a very big role in the Three Dharma Kings of Tibet in the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet and the establishment of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Nepal earthquake in April 2015 struck the Boudhanath Stupa that made a crack at the top of the tower. The entire structure above the dome and the religious relics it contains should be removed and completed by the end of October 2015. Reconstruction begins on November 3, 2015 with the placement of a new central pole ritual or "tree of life" for the stupa at the top of the dome. Boudhanath Stupa is Buddhist dominates horizon of Kathmandu Valley

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Location: Kathmandu Valley, Province No. 3, Nepal.

Routes and public transport: Flights to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu City.

Advice: The Kathmandu Valley is located at the crossroads of ancient Asian civilizations and has at least 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists. Historically, valleys and adjoining areas formed a confederation known as Nepal Mandala.