Saturday, January 3, 2009
KESARIA STUPA, BIHAR
Located in Kesariya, about 55 km from Vaishali, in East Champaran District.
Is a terraced circular Buddhist stupa of bricks laid in a very thin layer of mud, mortar and capped by a large cylindrical drum of solid brick work.
Consists of five huge terraces, each enshrining life size images of Lord Buddha and 104 feet high.
A giant manadala can be seen at the top.
Life size images of Buddha found within the cells of the stupa representing Buddha’s various postures.
It commemorates the spot where Buddha rested on his final journey to Kushinagar from Vaishali.
It is considered the biggest Buddhist stupa in the world.