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.
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.
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.