Swyambhu Nath Stupa
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Located in a lovely little hill rock Swayambhu Nath Stupa is one of the most fascinating architectural jewels of the world. This great Stoup is said to have been built around 250 B.C.Swyambhu Nath Stupa is also World Heritage Site of the UNESCO, is famous for very heavy Buddhist chant OM MA NI PAD ME HUN these six letter have carried lots of supernatural symbolic meanings.The Mahayanist buddhists utter this chant.
These curved letters are om, ma, ni, pad, me, hun respectively
Generally a holy memorial site Stupa represents a typical Buddhist architecture.Its main feature the white dome is identified with a spotless pure jewel of Nirvana and a thirteen tiered golden spire in conical shape surmounted on the dome. Underneath this towering structure are a pair of all seeing eyes of Buddha painted on all four sides of the Stupa, Umbrella and finally Pinacle is remained there. They have its onw valueable symbolic meanings.The Stupa of Swayambhunath stands on a typically stylized lotus mandala base-a long time ago believed to have originated from a legendary lake of Kathmandu Valley.
Ying-yang, Yam- yum or parents ( Bajradhar and prazna)
As the ancient legend goes Kathmandu Valley was a lake a long time ago. Right in the centre of this lake was a full blown lotus with the divine light a top. When Maha Manjushri a saint from China heard about this he came rushing all the way from China to the Valley. He cut through the southern wall hill of the valley with his divine sword. The cleft made by the sword immediately drained the entire lake water making the valley floor open for a close up view of the divine lotus light.This holy site in fact is the massive stupa complex ever built in Nepal. Hundreds of votive shrines and other historical monuments built in and around this stupa speak a lot about the significance and antiquity of this famed stupa.Furthermore it gives lots of information about the buddhist yanas like Mahayana Vajrayan etc....and five element of buddhist.
Five Meditation Buddha
It lies about 3k.m. west of down town Kathmandu. There are two different ways to reach for this site. One is from the west side which is relatively a short cut and another is from the east side where it leads to the main entrance with 360 steps leading all the way to the top, where the most venerated Swayambhu Stupa stands-commanding a magnificent view of Kathmandu Valley and the breathtaking panaroma of the north eastern Himalayan range. Other important things to be seen here include a magnificent two tiered golden temple dedicated to Harati. She is the grand mother deity of children and small pox who was said to be the Ogress until Lord Buddha converted her to be the great caretaker of the children.
Main heart in Buddhism
In the core has remained main deity and around it very heavy chants of buddhism like om, ma, ni, pad, me, hun respectively. It devotes higher birth and lower birth in Buddhism, we will explain you during of your trip in Kathmandu.
World peace Buddha
May peace prevail on earth, buddha says, he gives four noble truth and eight fold path to his devotees.if it is realized may peace remain on earth.
Important days to visit this holy site:
2. Gunla the holy Buddhist month according to Newari calendar (Aug.-Sept., early Morning).
3. Kojagrath Purni (Sept.-Oct.)
4. Samyak day of the Magh (Jan.Feb.) (every twelve years)
5. World peace pond .
6. Rest of the lots of miniatures chortens etc...
A huge vajra, indicates Nirvana, salvation,
feet of Buddha
It is believed to have came that, buddha had came to Kathmandu in the ancient time.