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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Adventures in India, Part 40 -- The Boudhantha Stupa

Our next destination was the famous Boudhanath Stupa, one of the main centers of Buddhist worship in Nepal.

Here is the stupa itself. Its origins are obscure. Varying traditions date it to the fourth, sixth, and eighth centuries and to a number of different monarchs. There are additionally a couple of competing myths [Nepalese and Tibetan] concerning its construction. Whatever the case, it is an impressive and important religious site.


The stupa is surrounded by prayer wheels.

I don't know what this is, and I'm not sure I want to know.

Another texting monk.

Monks at the stupa getting ready to have their picture taken.

Back on the streets of Kathmandu.

Then it was back onto the bus to visit another Durbar Square.

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