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Kathesimbhu Stupa

Anisha Rauniyar May 16, 2020

The Kathesimbhu stupa may be a 17th century duplicate of the popular Swayambhunath Stupa. Found between Thamel and Kathmandu Durbar Square within the heart of Kathmandu city, Nepal. Undoubtedly Kathesimbhu implies “Kathmandu Swayambhunath.” It is additionally less commonly call as Srigha Chaitya or Sigha Chaitya. The Kathesimbhu stupa Besides it’s accept that Kathesimbhu was built from the materials cleared out over from Swayambhunath. The Kathesimbhu stupa is in fact a fantastic chaitya which stands inside a closed off yard . It is surround by smaller chaityas inscriptions, statutes and an ancient cloister (Sighahbaha) found specifically behind. To the proper could be a more cutting edge Tibetan fashion monastery.

Inside the patio is one Avalokiteshvara statue originates before the stupa much assist than the 17th century. A drawing in 1864 (Wright) appears Kathesimbhu in ruins, but with comparable design as nowadays. The most punctual known records of Kathesimbhu are notices in 1552 which say a remodel. Licchavi chaitya are speak to here which gives a clearer sign of the area dating back to at slightest 700 CE. There are a few slows down adjacent and sellers will frequently attempt to energize you to visit their stores.

There’s an varied collection of little stone votive chaitya and bigger mahachaityas around the Kathesimbhu patio .But most are to a great extent 20th century increments. Be that as it may the paint dome chaitya are rumor to be from the 5th and 6th centuries .Which joins to the stupas claims of being more seasoned than the 17th century. A few little chaitya have been brightly paint which may coordinate their unique color scheme.


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