KATHMANDU, May 12: Visitors in large number stood in a queue to receive herbal medicines distributed on the premises of Bauddhanath Stupa on Saturday.

IN PICTURES: Serenity of Stupas

April 12, 2019 09:31 am

When you think of stupas, what immediately comes to your mind? I can bet most of you probably thought of either Boudhanath or Swayambhunath. After all, these are the two most popular stupas that people often visit. But there are hundreds of these monuments scattered throughout Kathmandu and Nepal in general. Although we are familiar with this hemispherical mound base that supports a tall thin umbrella-like structure of stupas, it’s built in other shapes and architectural designs around the world too.

DOLPA, June 24: Half dozen of Buddha statues have been stolen from Thasong Choling Stupa in She-phoksundo rural municipality of Rigmo village, Dolpa.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Wishing for world peace by organizing special worships, singing hymns and holding discourses, the 2562nd Buddha Jayanti observed today.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has said that Bouddhanath Area Development Committee (BADC) used 16.42 kg more gold than the accepted norms for reconstruction of Bouddhanath Stupa.

NAWALPARASI, Jan 23: Remains of an ancient pond and a Buddhist vihara have been found at the Ramgram Stupa in Nawalparasi district. The stupa houses the astadhatu (the relics) of Lord Gautam Buddha.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The Bauddhanath Stupa has become the first heritage site to be renovated after the earthquake hit the country some 19 months ago. It reopened to the general public on Tuesday following the two-day purification ceremony and a day-long consecration ceremony.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The ancient Boudhhanath Stupa at Boudha in the capital will remain open for the public from tomorrow, according to the Boudhhanath Area Development Committee (BADC).

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: The reconstruction of the Boudhanath stupa which was completely damaged by the devastating earthquake on 25th of April 2015 is now in its final stage.