Prayer wheel, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia
Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu (Yambu), Nepal. It is known as Khāsti in Nepal Bhasa Jyarung Khasyor in Tamang language or as Bauddha by modern speakers of Nepali. Located about 11 km (6.8 mi) from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world. The influx of large populations of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries) around Boudhanath. As of 1979, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with Swayambhunath, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area. The Stupa is on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu Valley by the village of Sankhu in the northeast corner, passes by Boudnath Stupa to the ancient and smaller stupa of Cā-bahī (often called 'Little Boudnath'). It then turns directly south, heading over the Bagmati river to Patan - thus bypassing the main city of Kathmandu (which was a later foundation). Tibetan merchants have rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many decided to live around Bouddhanath. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha. An Apsara of previous life, Jajima was born in a very ordinary family of the earth after the reduction of her religious merit from the heaven. She had four husbands. She gave the birth of four sons from each of her husband. Tajebu was born from horse trader, Phajebu from pig trader, khijebu from dog trader and Jyajebu from poultry business man. They had most religious aptitude, so they decided to construct the largest chhorten (stupa). The land, necessary for the construction of stupa was made available by Majyamija. The constructions of stupa were started in a speed. The construction materials like soil, bricks and stones were carried on elephants, horses, donkeys etc. Majyamija died after the construction of almost four stories of stupa after four years. And after the three years of ceaseless efforts, the sons constructed The Baudha stupa. It took almost seven years to complete the construction of the stupa. It is believed that thousands of Buddhas and heavenely Deities in-carvneted as Lama in the Bauddha stupa It is said that because of Rabne, the rays of Bouddhisattwa entered in the sung from the heaven and the holy sound of was head in the sky. Due to being empowered by the Bodhisatwa this stupa is addressed with a great reverence as sange, thange Duibe, Chhorten etc. After the completion of the construction of Bouddha stupa, Tajebu prayed very deeply to become the king of northern region to disseminate the religion, so he was the king Thichen Devajan of Tibet in his next life. Phajebu wished to be a scholar to disseminate the religion, and he became Bouddhisatwa, an enlightened teacher in Tibet in the next birth. Khijebu was incarnated as the enlightened Guru, Rinpochhe on Ashada Dashain (on the tenth day of lunar calendar of first half of Ashada) in Kashamir, at urgenyal, at south west point, at Dana Kukhya, in the milk pond at the flower of lotus and he suppressed the Demons who were barriers to the religion and conserved and protected the religion from the Demonic attacks. Jajebu prayed to be a minister for the protection of religion in the north and as his prayer he was born at Tibet and became the minister Bhamitisi. All of these person prayed for themselves but they did not pray for the animals, who transported, bricks, soil, and stone. So these animals became angry and the elephant prayed to be the Demon in the next life to eliminate the religion. So he became the king of Tibet in the form of Langdharm in the next life, where Tajebu had disseminated the holiest religion. In the same way, the Donkey prayed to become a minister in the next life to destroy the religion and he too became a minister 'Duilon Masyal Thoumbe" in Tibet. A bird crow listened the prayers of these animals who prayed for the destruction of the holiest religion, he (the crow) prayed to the Bauddha Stupa to be a minister to protect and conserve the holy religion killing the demonic king in the next life. And he was born as the brother of minister Lalan paldooc in the next life.