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Situated 2 km north of Vaishali in Bihar, Kolhua is the historic site where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon, hinting at his imminent departure from the mortal world. There is a stone pillar here with a lion capital erected by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka in the third century BC, called the Ashoka pillar, to commemorate Buddhaís last sermon. Near the pillar there are remnants of a monastery and a large tank, known as Ramkund, where Buddha used to live during his stay at Varanasi. Kolhua is 55 km from Patna Airport and 35 km from Hajipur Railway Station in Vaishali District.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Vaishali
Location: Vaishali    


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