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Vishwa Shanti Stupa at Rajgir

Vishwa Shanti Stupa Rajgir | Shanti Stupa in Bihar
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Vishwa Shanti Stupa Rajgir is a Buddhist stupa in bihar constructed over ratnagiri hills which have an altitude of 1000 feet. It is believed on the basis of historical facts through various sources that Gautam Buddha had delivered few of his teachings over a connecting peak of this hill known as Gridhkut Hills.

The Stupa, or peace pagoda constructed by Buddhist community of japan as  a part of their mission in order to tribute places related significantly with Lord Buddha life and spread his message of non violence throughout the world. A number of such Buddhist Stupas in India has been constructed at different places. Surrounded by mesmerizing view of densely forested rajgir hills, Vishwa Shanti Stupa is one of the iconic tourist attraction in bihar.

One of the main attraction of Vishwa Shanti Stupa Rajgir, is a chair lift ariel rope way through which visitors are taken to the top of the hill and vice versa. The journey takes around 20 minutes from one side. Except this, they can also use stairs which take around half an hour to the top of the ratnagiri hills.

History

Vishwa shanti stupa rajgir was constructed by Japanese government and Buddhist community of japan in 1969 with the assistance of government of india. It is among the 80 such stupas throughout the world dedicated to buddhism. These are often called peace pagodas because they have been built as a symbol of non violence after japan became a victim of atom bomb in the second world war.

Architecture

Vishwa shanti stupa at rajgir is a white domed like structure having buddha statues on all four sides in different meditation posture. The height of the foundation of the stupa is around 20 feet and built up of white marbles. The Japanese style of Buddhist architect can easily be viewed in the structure.

Location

Ratnagiri foothills  is located at a distance of 3 Kms from Rajgir and around 100 Kms from Patna.

Opening and Closing Timings

Remains open from 9 AM to 5PM.

Places near vishwa shanti stupa rajgir

Ghorakatora is a scenic lake surrounded by rajgir hills is located at a distance of 10 Kms from foothills of ratnagiri hills.

Read also Best Places to visit in Rajgir

Tourists can also visit nalanda at a distance of 18 Kms to explore  Archaeological Complex of Nalanda Ruins

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