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Buddha Stupas

Buddha Stupas are among the significant attractions of Vaishali in Bihar. It is believed that they were erected to commemorate the second great Buddhist council, which held a hundred years after the Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha.

Buddha Stupa 1, with a plain surface, contained the relics of Buddha. It is in a dilapidated state now.

Buddha Stupa 2, popularly referred to as Kutaga shala Vihara, is three kilometers from the town. The excavations made here revealed remains of a monastery with an open courtyard and a verandah. There is a large tank to the south of this stupa.

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


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