Friday, May 16, 2014

a stupa - Kathmandu

A stupa is a Buddhist shrine... originally housing cremated relics of Buddha. There are many, many stupas around Kathmandu - some main ones and then some smaller ones. I stumbled on a small stupa while walking around the Patan area...

The curly nose on the stupa is a symbolic number 'one'... as in that we are all 'one'... as well as a meaning for the absoluteness of Buddha.

...And another stupa in the area:

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