Monday, January 19, 2009

Bouddha Nath, Nepal

My next new country!! 91st to be precise....i think :) Ill organize some kind of a contest when i come to reach my 100th....hopefully it wont slip my mind :)

The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of Nepal's most holy sites for the Buddhist faith. This remarkable structure, by far the largest of its kind in the nation, stands as a giant version of the smaller monuments lining the trails in the mountainous lands of the Sherpa people. No one is certain of the historical origin of the great structure, but it has been converging point for worshiping Buddhists in the region for centuries. It constructed as a monument to the Buddha, with a representation of his "all-seeing eyes" painted on the upper tower to watch the four cardinal compass directions. This tower, capped with a great pyramid, all sits atop a great dome and a base of 3 layers. The site is located a few miles from the city center of Kathmandu, but this outlying section is still bustling with traffic and the din of street merchants. Tourists and faithful monks alike appreciate the hallowed ground that is a respite from the hectic city.

It feels so magnificent indeed! 

Thanks a lot Anastasia for such a remarkable contribution to my collection! 

1 comment:

Gem from Calgary said...

Another great card , from Nepal. They are not that easy to get.Hope you get to 100 soon. Count me in for the contest.